Federal Employee News

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Centers for Disease Control employee vanishes after feeling sick and leaving work early

Centers for Disease Control employee vanishes after feeling sick and leaving work early

Snippet of Article: "...left work sick on Feb. 12 and has not been heard from since, WSB reported. His parents said they later discovered his phone, wallet, car and keys as well as his dog at his Atlanta home. They told officers it was unusual for Cunningham to leave his pup alone and to be out of touch for so long..."

Source: www.nydailynews.com

Friday, February 23, 2018

2019 Budget provides no raise, targets retirement benefits for federal employees

Budget provides no raise, targets retirement benefits for federal employees

Snippet of Article: "...Eliminating cost-of-living adjustments on the civil service annuities of those retired under FERS while reducing the adjustment by a half-percentage point for those retired under the older Civil Service Retirement System. For those retiring in 2019 and later, annuities would be based on the highest five consecutive salary years rather than the current three, and those retiring under FERS below age 62 would no longer receive a supplement that is paid until that age when they can collect Social Security...."

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

Snippet of Article: "...Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October..."

Source: nypost.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise Update

2.6 percent raise for military, pay freeze for federal workers in 2019 Trump budget

Snippet of Article: "...The budget would also require federal workers to contribute 1 percent more towards their retirement and eliminates some supplements for retirees under the age of 62, along with other benefit and retirement reductions..."

Source: www.al.com

Special Retirement Supplement (SRS), 2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise, Destruction of Federal Employee Retirement,

Monday, February 12, 2018

White Powder Mailing: Wife of Donald Trump Jr. taken to hospital after opening envelope containing white powder

Wife of Donald Trump Jr. taken to hospital after opening envelope containing white powder

Snippet of Article: "...opened the letter just after 10 a.m. She and two other people were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. They appear to be fine..."

Source: abc7ny.com

White Powder Mailing,

Saturday, February 10, 2018

2-year budget deal would bring some good news to federal employees

2-year budget deal would bring some good news to federal employees

Snippet of Article: "...After federal employees contributed more than $120 billion in lost pay and benefits over the last several years, NARFE members have been diligent in sounding the drumbeat that federal employees’ and retirees’ earned benefits are not a piggy bank,” Thissen added. “Congress heeded their call, and no cuts to federal pay and benefits are included in the budget deal..."

Source: federalnewsradio.com

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Opportunity of a Lifetime? Buy Low, Sell High

Trump Says ‘Big Mistake’ to Sell Off Stocks in Strong Economy

Snippet of Article: "...White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday defended the president’s decision to take credit for successes in the stock market, saying the nation’s economy was "infinitely better off today than where we were before the president took office." "Does the President have second thoughts about taking credit for a booming economy? Absolutely not," she said..."

Source: www.bloomberg.com