Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How does LWOP affect me?

Article Title: How does LWOP affect me?
Snippet of Article: "...An aggregate nonpay status of 6 months in any calendar year is creditable service. Coverage continues at no cost to the employee while in a nonpay status. When employees are in a nonpay status for only..."


Source: npmhu317.blogspot.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, LWOP, Federal Retirement, [/tag]

Friday, August 19, 2016

Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons

Article Title: Justice Department Will Phase Out Its Use Of Private Prisons
Snippet of Article: "...privately contracted prisons reported more incidents of inmate contraband, higher rates of assaults and more uses of force than facilities run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services..."


Source: www.npr.org

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Federal ran prisons vs Private ran prisons,, [/tag]

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise: Where Does it Stand?

Article Title: 2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise: Where Does it Stand? Federal Employee Pay Raise: Where Does it Stand?
Snippet of Article: "...When will federal employees know what to expect for a pay raise for 2017? President Obama proposed a raise of 1.6% early this year in his budget proposal..."


Source: www.fedsmith.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, 2017 Federal Employee Pay Raise, [/tag]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

An end to more U.S. freedoms: Prepare for last Sept. 11 memorial ride

Article Title: 1,200 motorcyclists prepare for last Sept. 11 memorial ride
Snippet of Article: "...Founder Ted Sjurseth (SHUR'-seth) of Lucketts, Virginia, says he's tired of battling Maryland and Virginia police and highway agencies reluctant to block Washington-area traffic for 1,200 motorcycles. Officials in Maryland and Virginia say they support Sept. 11 memorial events, but must maintain traffic flow in the congested region..."


Source: www.waff.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Best day to retire for federal workers and CSRS Offset

Article Title: Social Security, best day to retire and other life questions
Snippet of Article: "...The answer to this question for 2017 (and for most years) is Jan. 3, whether or not it is at the end of a pay period. However, in some years the leave year ends on a date before..."


Source: federalnewsradio.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, best day to retire, Social Security, CSRS, Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), CSRS Offset, best date to retire in 2017, [/tag]

Friday, August 5, 2016

Workers’ Comp for Federal Employees

Article Title: Workers’ Comp for Federal Employees
Snippet of Article: "...What Benefits Can A Federal Employee Obtain For an Injury...Benefits For Medical Treatments...Temporary Total Disability...Permanent..."


Source: federalworkernews.blogspot.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Workers Compensation, [/tag]

Monday, August 1, 2016

FBI agent charged with acting as agent of China

Article Title: FBI agent charged with acting as agent of China
Snippet of Article: "...A veteran FBI electronics technician – who had top secret clearance – was charged by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office on Monday with acting as an agent of China. The man was identified as Kun Shan Chun and also went by “Joey Chun..."


Source: www.foxnews.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, FBI electronics technician, agent of China, [/tag]

Monday, July 25, 2016

FBI investigates hacking of Democratic Party organization

Article Title: FBI investigates hacking of Democratic Party organization
Snippet of Article: "...Emails among DNC employees were released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks over the weekend appearing to expose favoritism for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over her chief rival in the primary contest, Senator Bernie Sanders. The correspondence prompted the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday..."


Source: www.dnaindia.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Presidential race rigged against Bernie Sanders, Rigged Political Race, [/tag]

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees

Article Title: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees
Snippet of Article: "...If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama..."


Source: www.reuters.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces questions on secret Bill Clinton meeting, email probe

Article Title: Attorney general faces questions on Bill Clinton meeting, email probe
Snippet of Article: "...Goodlatte said the ensuing recommendation not to prosecute is 'uniquely troubling in light of' the 'secret meeting.' 'Were a rank-and-file federal employee to do what Secretary Clinton did, they would face severe punishment, including termination, revocation of security clearances, or criminal prosecution,' Goodlatte said in opening remarks at the hearing. 'Even Director Comey acknowledged this fact at a recent congressional hearing. But Secretary Clinton is not facing prosecution for her actions... Frankly, the FBI’s conclusion leaves many more questions than answers.'..."


Source: www.usatoday.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton for President, Political Bias, FBI Director James Comey, Secret Meeting, [/tag]

Monday, July 11, 2016

House Advances Feds’ Pay Raise (1.6%), as Well as a Bonus Ban (SES)

Article Title: House Advances Feds’ Pay Raise, as Well as a Bonus Ban
Snippet of Article: "...Obama has already threatened to veto the House’s version of the spending bill, citing several areas of perceived underfunding and the blocking of many of the president’s policy initiatives..."


Source: www.govexec.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Obama Legacy, [/tag]

Friday, July 1, 2016

Clinton and emails: Wouldn't it be nice to have insider information for your investing also

Article Title: Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece
Snippet of Article: "...newly released emails from 2012 show that she and Clinton Foundation consultant, Sidney Blumenthal, shared classified information about how German leadership viewed the prospects for a Greek bailout. Clinton also shared “protected” State Department information about Greek bonds with her husband at the same time that her son-in-law aimed his hedge fund at Greece...sharing such sensitive information with friends and family would have been highly improper. Federal regulations prohibit the use of nonpublic information to further private interests or the interests of others. The mere perception of a conflict of interest is unacceptable..."


Source: www.foxnews.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, conflict of interest, [/tag]

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TSP’s 418 homegrown millionaires


Article Title: TSP’s 418 homegrown millionaires
Snippet of Article: "...Over that 28-year period of steady investing, through good times and not-so-good times, 418 of those very smart, very farsighted feds now have TSP accounts worth $1 million or more...The average account balance for FERS employee investors is $116,928 vs. an average of $120,046 (as of April) for CSRS investors..."

Source: federalnewsradio.com
[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, TSP Millionaires, [/tag]

Thursday, June 23, 2016

What is the maximum you can get in a buyout (VSIP)

Article Title: Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments
Snippet of Article: "...The Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Authority, also known as buyout authority, allows agencies that are downsizing or restructuring to offer employees lump-sum payments up to $25,000 as an incentive to voluntarily separate. When authorized by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), an agency may offer VSIP to employees who are in surplus positions or have skills that are no longer needed in the workforce who volunteer to separate by resignation, optional retirement, or by voluntary early retirement, if approved. By allowing employees to volunteer to leave the Government, agencies can minimize or avoid involuntary separations through the use of costly and disruptive reductions in force (RIFs). Agencies such as the Department of Defense that have been granted agency-specific VSIP authority are not required to seek OPM approval for their use of this option..."


Source: www.opm.gov

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Federal Employee Buyout, buyouts (VSIP), VSIP, [/tag]

Friday, June 10, 2016

Why Doesn't 'Executive Order Obama' Expand Social Security Instead of a Legacy of Doing Nothing to Help?

Article Title: Sanders campaign jumps on Obama's push to expand Social Security
Snippet of Article: "...The Sanders campaign quickly jumped on the President's remarks, sending out a news report about the statement to the reporters who cover the campaign. "I applaud President Obama for making it clear that it is time to expand Social Security benefits," Sanders said in a statement. "Millions of seniors, disabled veterans and people with disabilities are falling further and further behind on $10,000 or $11,000 a year Social Security," he added..."


Source: www.stjoechannel.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Social Security Reform, V.A. Disability Pay, [/tag]

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Generations: Which Generation Are You?

Article Title: The Generations: Which Generation Are You?
Snippet of Article: "...Gen Z: Born between 1995 and 2015, Gen Y: "The Millennials" Born between 1975 and 1995, Gen X: Born between 1961 and 1981, Baby Boomers: Born between 1945 and 1964, The Silent Generation: Born between 1923 and 1944, and The Greatest Generation: Born between 1910 and 1925..."


Source: www.careerplanner.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Hillary Clinton Too Volatile and Sketchy To Be The President


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Article Title: Bill, White House staff lived in fear of Hillary: Ex-Secret Service officer
Snippet of Article: "...“What I saw in the 1990s sickened me,” he writes in the intro of the book, Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate The book claims she repeatedly screamed obscenities at her husband, Secret Service personnel and White House staffers — all of whom lived in terror of her next tirade..."

Source: pagesix.com
[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Friday, June 3, 2016

Weak U.S. employment report dims prospect of Fed rate hike

Article Title: Weak U.S. employment report dims prospect of Fed rate hike
Snippet of Article: "...The U.S. economy created the fewest number of jobs in more than 5-1/2-years in May as manufacturing and construction employment fell sharply, suggesting slippage in the labor market that could make it harder for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates...."


Source: www.reuters.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Saturday, May 28, 2016

National Park Service investigates looting of federal battlefield

Article Title: Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'
Snippet of Article: "...The park service says looting a federal battlefield is a crime, and violators can be fined as much as $20,000 and face two years in prison. The siege of Petersburg is known as the longest military event of the Civil War, pitting Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant against Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee..."


Source: www.cnn.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Union Busting Administration

Article Title: Bill to Require OPM to Report Annually on Official Time Moves Ahead
Snippet of Article: "...there is movement in Congress to learn more about how much time is used by federal employees who are paid their full salary and benefits while representing a union. A bill has now been referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union. The bill, as amended, would also require additional information on the amount of space provided for union..."


Source: www.fedsmith.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, HR 4392, [/tag]

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FBI agents wounded in bid to nab reputed gang member; suspect dead in Park Forest

Article Title: FBI agents wounded in bid to nab reputed gang member; suspect dead in Park Forest
Snippet of Article: "...The deceased suspect was a reputed high-ranking member of the Black P Stone Nation street gang, according to a federal law enforcement source. FBI agents had gone to the home in the south suburb of Chicago to arrest him on charges of narcotics trafficking, part of a gang sweep involving several other ranking members of the gang..."


Source: www.chicagotribune.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

9/11 Terror: Will Obama side with Saudi friends or take stand for Americans

Article Title: Senate Passes Bill That Would Expose Saudi Arabia to Legal Jeopardy Over 9/11
Snippet of Article: "...A bill that would let the families of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for any role in the terror plot passed the Senate unanimously on Tuesday, bringing Congress closer to a showdown with the White House, which has threatened to veto the legislation..."


Source: www.nytimes.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beware what you post: Federal employees may face government snooping on social media

Article Title: Beware what you post: Federal employees may face government snooping on social media
Snippet of Article: "...The hearing comes as the Obama administration is preparing to announce a policy that officials have hinted will open the door to more searches of social media during those background checks . The administration last month announced plans to test how the government could use such searches in those investigations, which determine eligibility to get–and keep–the security clearances that are required for many federal jobs..."


Source: www.washingtonpost.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11


Photo: Wikipedia
Article Title: How US covered up Saudi role in 9/11
Snippet of Article: "...the kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of our government. And the coverup goes beyond locking up 28 pages of the Saudi report in a vault in the US Capitol basement. Investigations were throttled. Co-conspirators were let off the hook..."

Source: nypost.com
[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Former FBI agent admits to stealing money seized in drug probes to buy cars and plastic surgery

Article Title: Former FBI agent admits to stealing money seized in drug probes to buy cars and plastic surgery
Snippet of Article: "...An FBI agent since 2005, Bowman was a member of an anti-gang task force that worked in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, according to his plea agreement filed in federal court..."


Source: www.latimes.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, FBI, [/tag]

Friday, April 29, 2016

Feds and Social Security: Have at least one Plan B

Article Title: Feds & Social Security: Have at least one Plan B
Snippet of Article: "...Although they were outside of the Social Security loop for decades, virtually all federal and postal workers hired since the mid-1980s now pay into and will receive Social Security when they retire. It is an important component of the FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System). Most retirees will live off their Social Security monthly benefit, their FERS annuity (which is about half of the CSRS benefit it replaced) and income from their Thrift Savings Plan..."


Source: federalnewsradio.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Feds and Social Security [/tag]

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Finally, a candidate that wants to put 'America First'

Article Title: Donald Trump's foreign policy: 'America first'
Snippet of Article: "...no American citizen will ever again feel that their needs come second to the citizens of foreign countries," Trump said. He added, "My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security first." ..."


Source: www.cnn.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, 'America First' [/tag]

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Feds Seize Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Longest Cross-Border Drug Smuggling Tunnel Ever Discovered in California

Article Title: Feds Seize Tons of Cocaine, Marijuana in Longest Cross-Border Drug Smuggling Tunnel Ever Discovered in California
Snippet of Article: "...the 13th sophisticated secret passage found along California’s border with Mexico since 2006, including three on the same short street in San Diego that runs parallel to a border fence with a densely populated residential area on the Mexican side. The unusually narrow tunnel was only about three feet wide, equipped with a rail system, lighting and ventilation..."


Source: www.theblaze.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]

Friday, April 8, 2016

Feds’ Long Term Care Insurance Premiums Will Rise Sharply in 2016

Article Title: Feds’ Long Term Care Insurance Premiums Will Rise Sharply in 2016
Snippet of Article: "...A new contract awarded Tuesday to John Hancock Life and Health Insurance Co. will result in larger out-of-pocket costs for Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program enrollees in the fall of 2016, as first reported by Federal News Radio. OPM is still working with John Hancock to finalize the new rates..."


Source: www.govexec.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, [/tag]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Metro will resume rail service at 5 a.m. Thursday

Article Title: Metro will resume rail service at 5 a.m. Thursday
Snippet of Article: "...Washington’s Metro system will resume rail service at 5 a.m. Thursday after an emergency one-day shutdown that caused disruption and anxiety in the region. Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld said that inspectors had identified 26 areas where electrical cables ..."


Source: www.washingtonpost.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, [/tag]