Federal Employee News

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Recidivism rates of federal inmates

Recidivism rates of federal inmates

Snippet of Article: "...Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year..."

Source: www.nij.gov

Recidivism rates of federal inmates, Obama clemency initiative,

Comey: FBI wants ‘adult conversation’ on device encryption

Comey: FBI wants ‘adult conversation’ on device encryption

Snippet of Article: "...FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau’s inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an “adult conversation” next year..."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

The Issue: How do we find a balance national security and a reasonable expectation of privacy? Furthermore, is it even possible to do so?

Monday, August 29, 2016

2 state voter systems breached; FBI is urging U.S. election officials to increase computer security

FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems

Snippet of Article: "...Yahoo News said the Illinois voter registration system was shut down for 10 days in late July after hackers downloaded personal data on up to 200,000 voters. The Arizona attack was more limited and involved introducing malicious software into the voter registration system..."

Source: www.reuters.com

hacking of voter systems

Friday, August 19, 2016

Obama Extends Transgender Bathroom Rules to Federal Buildings

Obama Extends Transgender Bathroom Rules to Federal Buildings

Snippet of Article: "...the bulletin cites the Department of Justice, Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and their extension of the 1972 Title IX provision of the Civil Rights Act to include protections based on gender identity..."

Source: www.crossmap.com

Transgender, Obama Legacy, Federal Rules on Bathrooms, 1972 Title IX,

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CSRS Offset Retirement

CSRS Offset Retirement

Snippet of Article: "...Typically, CSRS Offset retirement applies to employees who had a break in service that exceeded 1 year and ended after 1983, and had 5 years of credit able civil ian service as of January 1, 1987. For example, if you left Federal service on May 15, 1992, with 18 years of CSRS-covered service and were rein stated under a career appoint­ment on November 1, 1993, you would have CSRS Offset cover age. An other major category of CSRS Offset employ­ees includes people who were hired before January 1, 1984, acquired CSRS interim cover age between 1984 and 1987, and had at least 5 years of credit­able civilian service by January 1, 1987..."

Source: OPM

CSRS Offset Retirement (Pamphlet RI 83-19),