Federal Employee News

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Federal pay not high enough to be competitive with private industry; Government does it cheaper as usual

Article Title: Department of Interior can't retain oil and gas employees because of higher private sector rates

Snippet of Article: "...Higher salaries in the oil and gas industry are luring employees away from the Interior Department..."

Source: roller-cone-bits.blogspot.com Department of Interior employment

Sunday, February 23, 2014

TSA recognized baggage lock; A Red Tab alerts you if opened by TSA

Article Title: TSA recognized baggage lock; A Red Tab alerts you if opened by TSA

Snippet of Article: "...Makes it easy to reset the inspection status & lock combination and protect your possessions whenever you travel. The TSA logo alerts screeners, who can open and relock your bag using codes and secure tools, and allows TSA screeners to inspect and relock..."
Source: TSA recognized baggage locks from Amazon

Friday, February 21, 2014

President's new budget will not contain 'chained Consumer Price Index' proposal

Article Title: Obama dumping chained CPI, which feds, employee groups strongly opposed

Snippet of Article: "...Unlike his 2014 budget proposal, the President's new budget will not contain a proposal to calculate cost-of-living increases for federal retirees and Social Security recipients using a "chained Consumer Price Index."..."

Source: www.federalnewsradio.com chained CPI

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Save us from Social Security cut! Send a quick message please

Article Title: No Chained CPI

Snippet of Article: Article Snip: "...We cannot break our promise to our seniors. These are benefits they earned over a lifetime. Our parents and grandparents put their faith in us, and we will not let them down. Please use this link to send a message to the president...."

Source: ourfuture.org Chained CPI

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Senate Moves 'Clean' Debt Bill Forward; Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Article Title: Senate Moves 'Clean' Debt Bill Forward; Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Five-Day S&P 500 Index (CNN)

Debt Ceiling Raised until 2015

This extends the Treasury's borrowing authority without any more raping of the American working class to satisfy the 'extreme' wealthy. However, huge tax breaks and protections for the extreme wealthy are still protected. The debt ceiling is raised until 2015. Anticipation of the debt ceiling increase has led to a five-day change to the S and P 500 Index to an increase of 3.76% (at the time of this post).

Federal Minimum Wage for Contract Workers Raised

On this same date, the President Obama has raised the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour starting next year in an attempt to set an example for private and corporate entities. The president also complimented Costco for providing decent wages and advancement opportunities.
Source: The Federal Newsgroup
Federal Minimum Wage, Debt Ceiling Raised,

Monday, February 3, 2014

Federal employee retirement eligibility boom could produce mission-critical skills gaps

Article Title: Fed-worker retirement eligibility to skyrocket by 2017, report says

Snippet of Article: "...The GAO concluded that the large numbers of retirement-eligible employees in coming years may be a cause for concern because “their retirement could produce mission-critical skills gaps if left unaddressed.”..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com