Federal Employee News

Friday, February 26, 2016

2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise Update: 5.3% Catch-up?

Federal Employees to Receive 5.3% Catch-up Under House Bill

Snippet of Article: "...Rep. Connolly's bill, the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, would provide employees with a 3.9% across-the-board increase plus a 1.4% locality adjustment. President Obama has proposed a combined 1.6% raise for federal employees next year..."

Source: www.prnewswire.com

Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Koch brothers to spend some $900 million to cut Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, and environmental programs through campaign donations/money says Sanders

Charles Koch agrees ...

Snippet of Article: "...'The Koch brothers – second-wealthiest family and extreme right-wing family – they also have one vote, but they are going to spend some $900 million in this campaign to try to elect candidates who will cut Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, and environmental programs,' Sanders said to students at George Mason University in November..."

Source: www.csmonitor.com

Koch brothers, Charles Koch, Social Security, Medicare, federal aid to education, environmental programs,

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Snippet of Article: "...One of history's most vehement proponents of the originalist interpretation of the Constitution, Scalia believed the Constitution should be interpreted as it was when it was written, according to the intent of those who wrote and ratified it. Original Intent is a school of constitutional thought held by political and legal conservatives. Scalia spoke out against "judicial activism" when judges take the values of contemporary society into consideration..."

Source: www.waff.com

originalist interpretation of the Constitution, Antonin Scalia (Supreme Court Justice),

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders gains after suspicions about the results were immediately apparent at 14 precincts

Clinton’s margin of victory in Iowa narrows after state Democratic party revises results

Snippet of Article: "...Rania Batrice, a spokeswoman for Sanders’s Iowa campaign, said the 14 precincts included only those in which suspicions about the results were immediately apparent. “There are definitely other discrepancies that haven’t been addressed,” Batrice said..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

2016 Presidential race,

Friday, February 5, 2016

Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with

Opinion

Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with

Snippet of Article: "...That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of “The First Family Detail,” a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America’s presidents and their families — and those whom they guard..."

Source: nypost.com

Secret Service,

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2017 Federal Pay Raise for Federal Employees

Obama plans 1.6% pay raise for federal employees next year

Snippet of Article: "... President Obama will include an average 1.6 percent pay raise for federal employees in his fiscal 2017 budget proposal. This year, the average raise is 1.3 percent, not including locality pay..."

Source: www.sj-r.com

2017 Federal Pay Raise