Federal Employee News

Monday, April 27, 2015

Re-Depositing Retirement Contributions

Article Title: Re-Depositing Retirement Contributions and Your Federal Annuity

Snippet of Article: "...This article is for CSRS employees and the few (very few) FERS employees (often known as FERS transferees) who had withdrawn contributions from CSRS and not re-deposited them when they returned to federal service as a FERS employee, or elected to transfer from CSRS to FERS during one of the two open seasons...."

Source: www.fedsmith.com Re-Depositing Retirement Contributions

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

How wealthy U.S. companies avoid paying taxes

Article Title: How U.S. companies learned to relocate their official addresses overseas and avoid taxes

Snippet of Article: "...The first corporate “inversion,” as Carroll’s maneuver came to be known, was obscure then and is all but forgotten now. Yet at least 45 companies have followed the lead of Carroll’s client, New Orleans-based construction company McDermott International, and shifted their legal addresses to low-tax foreign nations. Total corporate savings so far: at least $9.8 billion—money that otherwise would have gone to the U.S. government...."

Source: www.bloomberg.com Corporate Inversion, Zachary Mider,

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Standards of Conduct as Applied to Personal Social Media Use

Article Title: OGE Issues Legal Advisory on the Standards of Conduct and Social Media

Snippet of Article: "...Use of social media has become prevalent among Federal executive branch employees and agencies. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is aware that agency ethics officials have an interest in understanding how the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Executive Branch Employees (Standards of Conduct), 5 C.F.R. part 2635, apply to the use of social media. This interest is reflected in the increased volume of questions that OGE receives from various agencies seeking advice in this area...."
Source: www.oge.gov U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE), Standards of Conduct and Social Media,

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House (Hardcover Book)

Article Title: The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
Snippet of Article: "...A remarkable history with elements of both In the President’s Secret Service and The Butler, The Residence offers an intimate account of the service staff of the White House, from the Kennedys to the Obamas. America’s First Families are unknowable in many ways. No one has insight into their true character like the people who serve their meals and make their beds every day. Full of stories and details by turns dramatic, humorous, and heartwarming, The Residence reveals daily life in the White House as it is really lived through the voices of the maids, butlers, cooks, florists, doormen, engineers, and others who tend to the needs of the President and First Family...."
Source: www.amazon.com The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

House Budget Committee Suggests Curbing the Rate of Return on the G Fund

Article Title: Congress Doesn’t Have Appetite For Messing with the G Fund, Senator Says

Snippet of Article: "...House Budget Committee’s fiscal 2016 blueprint targets federal retirement benefits, among several other areas, for more than $280 billion in budget savings over the next 10 years. Those recommendations include aligning the G Fund “with an appropriate risk profile,” according to the committee report on the concurrent resolution, which the House passed on March 25..."

Source: www.govexec.com