Federal Employee News

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Leave Libya Immediately, Says US State Department to US Citizens


Article Title: US tells its citizens to leave Libya amid unrest

Snippet of Article: "...The US has warned its citizens to leave the country, saying Libya is "unstable and unpredictable"... The US state department has warned any American citizens in Libya to leave the country immediately. ..."
Source: www.bbc.com Libya Travel Warning, Department of State,

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Federal Employee Pay Raise in 2015?

Article Title: Lawmakers want 3.3 percent pay raise for federal workers in 2015

Snippet of Article: "...A pair of Democratic senators has introduced legislation that would give federal employees a 3.3 percent pay raise in 2015...."

Source: al.com

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

EcommerceBytes: eBay blaming the Postal Service for delivery failures

Article Title: eBay Customer Service Reps Fault Sellers for Using USPS

Snippet of Article: "...With eBay's new defect rate breathing down their necks, sellers are calling eBay to ask why it will penalize them for late deliveries or missing packages, which are outside their control - and eBay is placing the blame directly on sellers for using the USPS...."

Source: www.ecommercebytes.com

Thursday, May 15, 2014

CDC: Arabian Peninsula Travel and MERS

Article Title: MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

Snippet of Article: "...If you are traveling to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula,* CDC recommends that you pay attention to your health during and after your trip. You should call a doctor right away if you develop fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after traveling from countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula. Tell the doctor about your recent travel. CDC does not recommend that travelers change their plans because of MERS. ..."

Source: cdc.gov MERS in the Arabian Peninsula,

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Costs tied to some of NASA's largest space programs

Article Title: Is NASA masking billions in costs tied to some of its largest space programs?

Snippet of Article: "...As noted by the GAO, the limited scope that the agency has chosen for constructing preliminary and baseline cost estimates means the estimates are unlikely to serve as a way to measure progress and track cost growth over the life of the programs...."

Source: www.bizjournals.com

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Ryan budget plan would impact people age 56 and younger

Article Title: Beware of Candidates' Misleading Appeals

Snippet of Article: "...The Ryan budget plan would impact people age 56 and younger. We all have family members and former co-workers under the age of 55. There is no justification for cutting their benefits. We know that as we age, we need our medical benefits more than ever. Let’s tell Congress that they can fix the national deficit by increasing taxes on the wealthy...."

Source: www.apwu.org