Federal Employee News

Friday, April 27, 2018

University of California at Berkeley can't block lawsuit alleging censorship of conservatives, judge rules

University of California at Berkeley can't block lawsuit alleging censorship of conservatives, judge rules

Snippet of Article: "...A federal judge this week rejected the University of California at Berkeley’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the school of discriminating against conservative speakers. U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney in San Francisco said two conservative groups can proceed with a lawsuit claiming the university imposed its “major events” policy and an earlier policy for “high-profile speakers” -- resulting in unreasonable restrictions and fees..."

Source: www.foxnews.com

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, censorship of conservatives, suppressing conservative speech, 1st Amendment, discriminating against conservative speakers,

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Report Documents Shift from CSRS to FERS in Workforce

Report Documents Shift from CSRS to FERS in Workforce

Snippet of Article: "...The FERS system became the majority system within the federal workforce only about a decade after it was launched; by fiscal 1996, it accounted for 53 percent of current employees to 47 percent for CSRS. That share steadily grew as the generally older CSRS employees retired so that now only 6 percent of current employees are under CSRS, the report said. Of current retirees, 67 percent are under CSRS. Separate OPM data show that just about the same share, 69 percent, of those who retired in 2015 were covered by FERS,..."

Source: www.fedweek.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Average Federal Retirement Age Continues to Increase

Average Federal Retirement Age Continues to Increase

Snippet of Article: "...The data, as of fiscal 2016, further showed that for normal retirements, the average years of service was 37.0 for CSRS and 22.2 for FERS, with an average monthly annuity of $4,917 and $1,534, respectively..."

Source: www.fedweek.com

CSRS vs FERS, Average Years of Federal Service,

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OPM to federal agencies: Tell job applicants where they stand

OPM to federal agencies: Tell job applicants where they stand

Snippet of Article: "...The Office of Personnel Management has told agencies "to be diligent in notifying applicants in a timely fashion" when they receive an application; when they finish assessing qualifications and decide whether to refer the person to the selecting official; and when they have chosen someone..."

Source: www.stripes.com