Federal Employee News

Monday, June 30, 2014

FACT SHEET: The White House Summit On Working Families

Article Title: FACT SHEET: The White House Summit On Working Families

Snippet of Article: "... the memorandum will make clear that Federal workers have the “right to request” a flexible work arrangement without fear of retaliation, and will direct agencies to establish procedures for addressing these requests by employees. Finally, it will call for training all employees and their supervisors on the effective use of these tools and will direct the Office of Personnel Management to create a new Workplace Flexibility Index that will be published online and updated annually to measure agencies’ success...."

Source: www.whitehouse.gov Summit On Working Families

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2015 Federal Pay Raise Update: tiny 1% pay increase possible

Article Title: Senate spending bill leaves door open for 1 percent federal employee raise

Snippet of Article: "...The Senate has started to advance a spending bill that keeps the road clear for a 1 percent federal employee pay raise in January, while boosting available funds for the IRS and several other agencies above the levels favored by the House...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com 2015 federal pay raise,

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Labor Department proposed a rule Thursday to raise minimum wage for employees of federal contractors

Article Title: Labor Department Moves to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Workers

Snippet of Article: "...The Labor Department proposed a rule Thursday to raise the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour, fulfilling an executive order President Barack Obama signed in February. Labor Secretary Tom Perez said the wage increase will benefit about 200,000 workers who don't already make at least $10.10 an hour..."

Source: wsj.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

2014 Federal Employees Almanac is a must-have reference for your federal employment, federal benefits eligibility, and retirement planning

Article Title: 2014 Federal Employees Almanac

Snippet of Article: "...The 2014 Federal Employees Almanac is a must-have reference for your federal employment, federal benefits eligibility, and retirement planning. Unlike other "handbooks" that are printed far too early to be accurate and up-to-date, the Almanac is not sent to press until federal employee policy changes affecting your career for the next year have been issued by the federal government. The Almanac is the complete reference for all your federal employment questions!..."

Source: federaldaily.com

Federal employee arrested in bomb-planting case

Article Title: Federal worker arrested in bomb-planting case

Snippet of Article: "...A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee faces federal charges after allegedly planting at least two explosive devices in Madera County earlier this year. ..."

Source: www.mercedsunstar.com Federal employee

Monday, June 9, 2014

Title 5 of the United States Code: Know your Rights


Article Title: Know Your Rights As A Federal Employee To Avoid Unfair Treatment

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Snippet of Article: "...As much as Uncle Sam seeks to be a model employer, the realities of the federal workplace and the actions of individual supervisors can fall short. That’s why it’s important for federal employees to know their workplace rights...."
Source: www.fedsmith.com

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Phased Retirement to finally start this year for some

Article Title: OPM promises phased retirement to start this year

Snippet of Article: "...Under OPM’s draft plan released in 2013, employees who are eligible for retirement and meet other requirements could work half-time while getting half of their pension. As they continue to work, phased retirees also will keep accruing additional service credit toward their final pensions...."

Source: www.federaltimes.com Phased Retirement

Sunday, June 1, 2014

NSA Facial Recognition Collection Program


Article Title: NSA said to collect millions of images for facial recognition

Snippet of Article: "...The agency is using sophisticated software to harvest "millions of images per day" from emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences, and other communications, according to the documents. Once focused primarily on collecting telephone and email communications data, NSA officials believe the programs hold "tremendous untapped potential" that could revolutionize..."
Source: www.cnet.com NSA Facial Recognition Collection Program