Federal Employee News

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Will Postal Service Restart Destructive Mail Processing Facility Closures?

Article Title: Warning: Another Attack On Our Postal Service

Snippet of Article: "...have to get rid of several mail-processing facilities, even though this would slow delivery. Other steps – layoffs, along with pay and benefit cuts for the workers who remain – would make the service more “efficient.” Over time, service would degrade and eventually this would all end badly for the public and the employees. (But, of course, that’s the point.) ..."

Source: ourfuture.org

Senate to Pass Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Article Title: Senate to Pass Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Snippet of Article: "...The Senate plans to pass a spending bill Wednesday morning to keep the U.S. government running, leaving hours to spare for the House to vote before a potential shutdown...."

Source: www.newsmax.com Spending Bill, Shutdown 2915, Government Shutdown, Federal Shutdown,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

As the government barrels toward another shutdown, thousands of federal workers say they weren’t fairly compensated for the last one

Article Title: As the government barrels toward another shutdown, thousands of federal workers say they weren’t fairly compensated for the last one

Snippet of Article: "...The employees, from the Defense Department to the Bureau of Prisons, have joined a lawsuit against the government that alleges it violated the Fair Labor Standards Act two years ago. They were told to work during the 16-day shutdown because their jobs were essential to security and safety — but not paid until federal agencies reopened..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com Federal Shutdown, Government Shutdown,

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Obama planned to hire 3,100 new federal employees to legalize illegal immigrants before being enjoined by federal courts.

Article Title: Obama planned to hire 3,100 new federal employees to legalize illegal immigrants before being enjoined by federal courts.

Snippet of Article: "...President Obama’s plan to unilaterally legalize millions of illegal immigrants in defiance of Congress, would have required the hiring of 3,100 new full-time federal employees, with benefits, just to process the paperwork. The Obama administration actually did lease an 11-story building in Arlington, Virginia, for $7.8 million per year to accommodate those new hires..."

Source: www.newsworks.org

Friday, September 18, 2015

Comments from Wednesday’s debate on CNN about the government should make you nervous

Article Title: GOP hopefuls spell dread for federal employees

Snippet of Article: "...It must be disheartening for public servants to hear they are part of an inept, corrupt political class that stifles, rather than serves the public. Walker, the union-busting governor of Wisconsin, thinks he has the cure..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Feds offered $235,000 for Norwalk lighthouse

Article Title: Feds offered $235,000 for Norwalk lighthouse

Snippet of Article: "...The property consists of a cast-iron sparkplug style structure with rests on a cast-iron cylindrical foundation. Peck Ledge Lighthouse, built in 1906, is a 54-foot tall “sparkplug” style light. It has three stories of living space, a basement level with cisterns (for storing water), and 360-degree views from its circular deck...."

Source: www.ctpost.com Pecks Ledge Lighthouse