Federal Employee News

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Destruction of the Two-Party System: U.S. midterm elections are identifying America's anger at current politicians, as well as the Democrat and Republican parties

With both the Democrat and the Republican parties committing suicide by sucking in corporate dollars and not representing the desires of the American people, especially America's blue-collar workers, the tide is beginning to change. Blue-Collar workers are disgusted with political gridlock, incumbents, and the only actions being destructive agendas that continue to protect the ultra-wealthy and corporations. The current destruction of America's infrastructure will ultimately throw the country into chaos. For example, politicians are permitting and coercing the dismantling of the U.S. Postal Service, the raping of Social Security, the downsizing of the military, the continued rise in benefit costs to Federal Employees, as well as the public in general, and the stagnation and even reduction in pay of the working-class. Voters are about to give politicians a small taste of their anger and disgust at these agendas, as well as the anger at the stealing of individual rights. So whether you agree or not, get out and vote!

Article Title: US midterm elections: the 10 key races to watch

Snippet of Article: "...Haven’t been following the US midterm elections closely? Here’s a roundup of the most notable – and notorious – races..."

Source: www.theguardian.com
2014 Midterm Elections

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Auditor warns of mail delays

Article Title: Auditor warns of mail delays in Tucson

Snippet of Article: "...A memorandum from the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General stated that Postal Service management did not include the “details necessary to evaluate the service standard impacts for all classes of mail and the public did not have an opportunity to review the impacts and provide comments prior to the studies being approved” in most of the 95 feasibility studies that determined which facilities would be consolidated...."

Source: tucson.com

TSP 'C' Fund Investors Take Note: S&P 500 posts biggest weekly gain of 2014

Article Title: S&P 500 posts biggest weekly gain of 2014

Snippet of Article: "...The S&P 500 SPX, +0.71% finished up 13.76 points, or 0.7%, at 1,964.58. The benchmark rose 4.1% for the week, its biggest weekly percent gain since January 2013...."
Source: www.marketwatch.com Of interest to TSP 'C' Fund holders

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Breach the Canadian Parliment and You Have a Problem, the White House, Not So Much


Article Title: Canada Shooting Hero Identified as Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers

Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers
Snippet of Article: "...Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers is being hailed a hero today for shooting the gunman who ambushed the Parliament building in Ottawa...."
Source: abcnews.go.com
Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers

Friday, October 17, 2014

CDC to update Hospital Ebola Protection Protocol

Article Title: CDC to Issue New Ebola Protection Protocol for Hospitals

Snippet of Article: "...The new guidelines are being prepared for release as President Barack Obama today named former White House official Ron Klain to coordinate the U.S. response to Ebola amid rising public concern about his administration’s response. Klain, 53, a former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, received the assignment a day after the CDC was sharply criticized..."

Source: www.bloomberg.com Ebola, First U.S. Ebola incident, CDC, Hospital Ebola Protection Protocol,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ridiculous! Why have we not banned ALL flights from Ebola stricken continents and states?

Article Title: Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Flight Restrictions From Ebola Stricken Countries

Snippet of Article: "...The Obama administration is still refusing to issue travel restrictions from Ebola stricken countries in West Africa to the United States, arguing that isolating those regions could make the problem worse. But a new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows the vast majority of Americans from both sides of the political aisle want entry restrictions put into place. ..."

Source: townhall.com Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Trouble Ahead: Auditors call foul, but Postmaster General moves forward with closure/consolidation plans anyway

Article Title: Report: Postal Service leaves areas in the dark on changes to 95 facilities

Snippet of Article: "...Auditors said the lack of information and public disclosure could degrade USPS services and harm the agency’s brand, in addition to causing carriers to work later into the evening — one postal worker was fatally shot last year while finishing his route at night...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Federal employees to see another large rate increase for health coverage

Article Title: Federal workers to see another rate increase for health coverage

Snippet of Article: "...In the most popular plan, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield standard option, which covers about 40 percent of FEHBP enrollees, biweekly premiums will increase by $3.21 for self-only coverage and $8.33 for family coverage, up 3.7 percent and 4.1 percent, respectively...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Monday, October 6, 2014

Federal Employee Retirement Info Center Blog from OPM

Article Title: Federal Employee Retirement Info Center Blog from OPM

Snippet of Article: "...Welcome to the Retirement Info Center. We want to share information about retirement benefits for new, prospective, and current Federal employees, as well as Federal retirees and their survivors and benefits officers. Here you will find the most up-to-date information on changes, events, and other issues that may affect your Federal retirement benefits...."

Source: www.opm.gov

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CDC Says It's 'Not Necessary' to Release Ebola Patient's Flight Information

Article Title: CDC Says It's 'Not Necessary' to Release Ebola Patient's Flight Information

Snippet of Article: "... "The ill person did not exhibit symptoms of Ebola during the flights from West Africa and CDC does not recommend that people on the same commercial airline flights undergo monitoring, as Ebola is only contagious if the person is experiencing active symptoms," the agency said in a statement Tuesday. The man left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in Texas on Sept. 20, CDC Director Tom Frieden said. ..."

Source: abcnews.go.com