Federal Employee News

Sunday, May 31, 2015

National Security Agency's collection of bulk telephone metadata ends at midnight

Article Title: Clock Runs Out on Renewal of Patriot Act Surveillance Powers

Snippet of Article: "...The National Security Agency's authority to collect troves of bulk telephone metadata under the post-Sept. 11 USA Patriot Act will expire at midnight..."

Source: www.nbcnews.com

Friday, May 29, 2015

Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries

Article Title: Anthrax inquiry widens to 24 labs in 11 states, two foreign countries

Snippet of Article: "...widening Pentagon investigation found late Friday that an Army biodefense facility in Utah has been mistakenly sending out live deadly anthrax samples to at least two dozen private and military laboratories around the world for the last seven years..."

Source: www.latimes.com

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sources: IRS believes massive data theft originated in Russia

Article Title: Sources: IRS believes massive data theft originated in Russia

Snippet of Article: "...The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN..."

Source: www.cnn.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Will Postmaster General Megan Brennan be the savior of America's Postal Service? Closures/Consolidations Postponed!

Article Title: USPS halts plan to consolidate and close processing facilities

Snippet of Article: "...Postal Regulatory Commissioner Ruth Goldway criticized the Postal Service for moving ahead with its plan to consolidate processing facilities back in January, saying the latest round of operational cuts threatens the integrity of the Postal Service's primary obligation under the law – to provide universal service...."

Source: www.fiercegovernment.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

TSA security badges missing

Article Title: More Airport Security Badges Missing as Pols Demand Answers

Snippet of Article: "...As NBCDFW reported in March, more than 1,400 of the badges — which allow employees to access secure areas like runways and boarding gates — went missing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport over approximately two years. ..."

Source: www.nbcnews.com TSA Security Badges

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is meant as a time to honor those who've lost their lives fighting for our country

Article Title: WWII nurse remembers sacrifice seen on battlefield

Snippet of Article: "... will you please sing Happy Birthday to me.' So I sang. He said 'momma kiss me.' So I kissed his forehead. He died 3 or 4 hours later."..."
Source: www.waff.com

Sunday, May 24, 2015

We Must Remember What Made Us A Strong Nation As Politicians Neuter Our Country

Article Title: We Must Remember What Made Us A Strong Nation As Politicians Neuter Our Country

History of the Gadsden Flag
Don't tread on America! We are fed up!
As America's civil unrest and international threats encroach upon the constitutional rights of our citizenry, we must vote out the weak, pansy, money obsessed politicians that have now neutered our law enforcement, as well as our international defense. The current political environment is more concerned with shrinking government services at the state, local and federal level in an effort to give more excessive tax breaks to the wealthy, while at the other end of the spectrum, we have a government that is alienating us from our allies internationally and giving thugs the power over law enforcement and law-abiding citizens while you and I pay the price for it all. Once they remove our patriotic hearts and replace them with weak jello we will be left with feminized men instead of caring men with the hearts of valiant warriors that built this country. We need to read the words of our past so that we know what and how this country became the greatest free nation in the world. A good place to start would be the NAVAL WAR COLLEGE ADDRESS by President Theodore Roosevelt at Newport, R.I.. June 2, 1897, who said, "If we forget that in the last resort we can only secure peace by being ready and willing to fight for it, we may someday have bitter cause to realize that a rich nation which is slothful, timid, or unwieldy is an easy prey for any people which still retains those most valuable of all qualities, the soldierly virtues. We but keep to the traditions of Washington, to the traditions of all the great Americans who struggled for the real greatness of America, when we strive to build up those fighting qualities for the lack of which in a nation, as in an individual, no refinement, no culture, no wealth, no material prosperity, can atone." or as Washington wrote, "To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace."
Source: The Federal NewsGroup

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Democrats foil attempt by the U.S. Department of Labor to cut workers' compensation benefits

Article Title: Democrats Reject Proposal to Cut Benefits for Injured Federal Workers

Snippet of Article: "...“I am disappointed that the Department of Labor would come forward for the third time in the past five years with a proposal to cut benefits for injured workers that is not evidence-based, and whose justification has been completely debunked by the Government Accountability Office,” said Scott. “I find it incomprehensible that we are now considering whether to take $500 million from middle class workers – and their families ..."
Source: ehstoday.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FBI alleges Bandidos are among the largest outlaw motorcycle gangs in the USA

Article Title: FBI: Biker gangs are serious 'criminal enterprises'

Ride American Made
Snippet of Article: "...The FBI says on its organized crime Web page that the Bandidos is one of the largest outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) in the USA, with about 900 members and 93 chapters. The group itself says it has over 200 chapters with more than 2,500 members in 16 countries. The FBI says OMGs such as the Bandidos "pose a serious..."
Source: www.wfaa.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What a mess. That’s the only way to describe the current status of mail delivery...

Article Title: Don’t let Congress dismantle the Postal Service

Snippet of Article: "...What a mess. That’s the only way to describe the current status of mail delivery in our area in the wake of the closure of the Duluth processing facility last month. It’s a far cry from the “seamless” transition promised by postal service spokespeople back in February when they confirmed plans to shutter Duluth’s mail processing center...."

Source: www.timberjay.com

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bernie Sanders works hard for the American working-class, federal workers and postal workers

Article Title: Bernie Sanders: The Federal Workforce Advocate

Snippet of Article: "...Sanders has said, "Providing fewer services and poorer quality is not the way to save the Postal Service," and he has spoken out against job cuts at the agency, arguing that "good-paying postal jobs" can help protect the middle-class in local economies... Federal retirees would also have an advocate in a Sanders presidency, as the senator was among the most outspoken against proposals to lower the inflation calculation for cost-of-living adjustments for retirees' annuities. ..."
Source: www.nationaljournal.com Bernie Sanders

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Top federal employees leave position because no one asked them to stay

Article Title: Why top federal employees leave: It’s not just the money

Snippet of Article: "...Seventy percent of federal senior executives who left their positions said in response to an exit survey that no effort had been made to encourage them to stay. ..."
Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The GOP is not a friend of the middle-class federal worker; more attacks on federal retirement

Article Title: Budget plan calls for $194 billion in unidentified cuts to federal workforce

Snippet of Article: "...a House budget resolution proposed increasing the employee share of pension contributions by 6 percentage points of salary, with an offsetting reduction in what agencies pay. That and ending a “special retirement supplement”..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com federal retirement,SRS