Federal Employee News

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NASA tells lawmakers to brace for more Pluto secrets revealed by mission

Article Title: NASA tells lawmakers to brace for more Pluto secrets revealed by mission

Snippet of Article: "...“Now is the time to accelerate, not curtail, the pace and scope of our nation’s solar system exploration program,” said Robert Braun, professor of space technology at Georgia Institute of Technology The New Horizons probe -- launched in 2006 and powered by plutonium -- reached the closest phase of its brief planetary flyby of Pluto and its five moons on July 14..."

Source: www.latimes.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Federal Employees Are Likely to Get a 1.3 Percent Pay Raise Next Year

Article Title: Federal Employees Are Likely to Get a 1.3 Percent Pay Raise Next Year

Snippet of Article: "...Another group of lawmakers declined to block a pay raise for federal employees next year, increasing the likelihood nearly all civil servants will receive the 1.3 percent salary bump recommended by President Obama...."

Source: www.nationaljournal.com 2016 Federal Pay Raise,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Some Republicans in Congress want to cut the G Fund rate

Article Title: Would Cutting the G Fund Interest Rate Benefit Federal Employees?

Snippet of Article: "...Some Republicans in Congress are making the argument that the G fund pays interest that is too high as there is no risk with the investment...."

Source: www.fedsmith.com G Fund Interest Rate

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What is a Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) plus 10 annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

Article Title: What is a Minimum Retirement Age (MRA) plus 10 annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)?

Snippet of Article: "...This is a provision that allows you to retire with benefits beginning immediately if you have ten years of service and have reached the Minimum Retirement Age..."

Source: www.opm.gov

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The huge gap between how federal workers and federal leaders see the workplace

Article Title: The huge gap between how federal workers and federal leaders see the workplace

Snippet of Article: "...If I truly believe that my organization’s leaders are arbitrary in rewarding employees or that they fail to hold poor performers accountable, my own commitment to the job is likely to be weaker. And if I’m part of the leadership team and I think everything is fine, I am unlikely to change anything...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, July 2, 2015

FBI investigating severed fiber-optic cables that disrupted Internet, phones in Northern California

Article Title: FBI investigating fiber-optic cuts that disrupted Internet, phones in Northern California

Snippet of Article: "...The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year. The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced at least three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault..."

Source: www.foxbusiness.com Attacks on Internet Infrastructure, FBI,