Sunday, January 22, 2017

Madonna: 'I Have Thought an Awful Lot About Blowing Up the White House'

Article Title: Madonna: 'I Have Thought an Awful Lot About Blowing Up the White House'
Snippet of Article: "...I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won't change anything," the singer said. @FoxNews @Madonna could you imagine if a celebrity said this of Obama?..."


Source: insider.foxnews.com

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

Friday, January 20, 2017

Donald J. Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America


President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump
Article Title: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America
Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. President Trump promises to bring jobs back to America and to give the power back to the people. President Trump seeks unity in our country to once again become the greatest nation in the world. Divisions will heal and we will all enjoy the same freedoms under the same great flag and God. Our military will be the greatest and we will protect this country. American's will never be forgotten again. We will make America great again. God Bless America.

Source: federalemployeenews.blogspot.com
[tag] Donald Trump sworn in as President, President Donald Trump, [/tag]

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans

Article Title: CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on Americans
Snippet of Article: "...The guidelines were published two days before President elect-Donald Trump is sworn into office and may be changed by the new administration. Trump has said he favors stronger government surveillance powers..."


Source: www.reuters.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, government surveillance powers, CIA, [/tag]

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Stolen Yahoo Data Includes Government Employee Information

Article Title: Stolen Yahoo Data Includes Government Employee Information
Snippet of Article: "...More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the victims of Yahoo! Inc.’s newly disclosed data breach, and their names, passwords, telephone numbers, security questions, birth dates, and backup e-mail addresses are now in the hands of cybercriminals. It’s a leak that could allow foreign intelligence services to identify employees and hack their personal and work accounts, posing a threat to national security. These employees had given their official government accounts to Yahoo in case they were ever locked out of their e-mail..."


Source: www.bloomberg.com

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit


Article Title: Great Stocking Stuffer Christmas Idea: A 23andme DNA Ancestry Test Kit
I ordered a 23andme test kit with Ancestry and Health analysis. I found out my negative and positive health traits. I found 2nd to third cousins I never knew existed. I determined and reinforced what I thought i knew about my Ancestry. I found I have neanderthal and Native American DNA. I found I am mostly British and Irish and migrated from the British Isles area. And I found out so much more. I purchased four more kits for family and friends and got so many compliments on this gift selection. I lern something new on a regular basis as they add new information. Check it out at 23andme, I think you will be glad you participated in this great product.

Source: 23andme.com
[tag] #Ancestry, #23andme, @23andme, #GiftIdeas, [/tag]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline and Lands Owned by Native Americans (1851 Treaty)

Article Title: 1851 Dakota Land Cession Treaties
Snippet of Article: "...in exchange for $3,750,000 (estimated at 12 cents per acre), to be paid over decades. Little of the payment was received. The treaty stipulated that they would retain a strip of land 20 miles wide, spanning the Minnesota River; this article was unilaterally removed by the U.S. Senate, but later reinstated by legislation...."


Source: treatiesmatter.org

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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Nepotism: 5 U.S.C. 3110 - Employment of relatives; restrictions

Article Title: 5 U.S.C. 3110 - Employment of relatives; restrictions
Snippet of Article: "...(3) “relative” means, with respect to a public official, an individual who is related to the public official as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister. (b) A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official. An individual may not be appointed, employed, promoted, or advanced in or to a civilian position in an agency if such appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement has been advocated by a public official, serving in or exercising jurisdiction or control over the agency, who is a relative of the individual..."


Source: www.gpo.gov

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Free North Pole Postmark Image for Your Christmas Craft Projects


Article Title: Free North Pole Postmark Image for Your Christmas Craft Projects
Snippet of Article: "...This is a great image of the postmark to use for your holiday craft projects. Feel free to use our image of the North Pole Postmark by downloading the image. Feel free to use the postmark image on your websites as long as you link to our main postmark image site at: North Pole Postmark, giving credit. We offer our official looking, customized and free North Pole Postmark..."

Source: rocket-city.us
[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, North Pole Postmark, Free North Pole Postmark, [/tag]

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Donald Trump on refusing presidential salary: 'I'm not taking it'

Article Title: Donald Trump on refusing presidential salary: 'I'm not taking it'
Snippet of Article: "...During a campaign appearance in Rochester, New Hampshire, last October, the billionaire told a crowd he would not be accepting the $400,000 annual salary if he became president..."


Source: www.cbsnews.com

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump Win Could Spell Quick Tax-Rate Cuts, Obamacare Repeal

Article Title: Trump Win Could Spell Quick Tax-Rate Cuts, Obamacare Repeal
Snippet of Article: "...foundation for serious tax reform.” “He’s a total deal-maker,” centrist Pennsylvania lawmaker Charlie Dent said of Trump. “There is no question he’s extremely pragmatic." Dan Holler of the conservative group Heritage Action said the new administration and congressional leaders can forge unity by repealing Obamacare quickly, loosening regulations and cutting taxes..."


Source: www.bloomberg.com

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

Monday, November 7, 2016

Federal employees behind in pay by 34 percent on average, salary council says

Article Title: Federal employees behind in pay by 34 percent on average, salary council says
Snippet of Article: "...Federal workers earn 34.07 percent on average less than private-sector employees doing comparable work, according to the government’s official..."


Source: www.washingtonpost.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, federal employee pay, Federal Employee Pay -vs- Private Sector Pay (2017), [/tag]

Clinton's Miracle Cure: FBI clears 650,000 emails in eight days

Article Title: FBI has found no criminal wrongdoing in new Clinton emails, says James Comey
Snippet of Article: "...'You can’t review 650,000 emails in eight days,' Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Sterling Heights, Michigan on Sunday evening. On 28 October, only 11 days before the presidential election, Comey sent congressional leaders a letter informing them that agents had discovered emails “that appear pertinent” to a prior investigation, into Clinton’s use of a private server while she was secretary of state. It was later reported that as many as 650,000 such emails were in question..."


Source: www.theguardian.com

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

Friday, November 4, 2016

Electoral College Map w/numbers (Wikipedia)


Article Title: Electoral College (United States)
Snippet of Article: "...The United States Electoral College is the body that elects the President and Vice President of the United States every four years. Citizens of the United States do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose "electors", who usually pledge to vote for particular candidates..."

Source: wikipedia.org
[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Electoral College Map, [/tag]

Election Day: Government prepares for worst-case scenarios. Shouldn't you?

Article Title: White House Readies to Fight Election Day Cyber Mayhem
Snippet of Article: "... Officials are alert for any attempts to create Election Day chaos, and say steps are being taken to prepare for worst-case scenarios, including a cyber-attack that shuts down part of the power grid or the internet. But what is more likely, multiple U.S. officials say, is a lower-level effort by hackers ..."


Source: www.nbcnews.com

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


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Should i move my investments prior to the election?

Article Title: Should i move my investments prior to the election?
Question: Should i move my investments prior to the election? The big question in the upcoming election is should i shift my investments? The answer depends on many factors but statistically speaking, it depends on whether a Republican or Democrat is elected. According to an ABC article citing the well respected Bespoke Investment Group, currently 'the Dow is down 27.4% this year. How have stocks fared from Election Day to year's end? When a Democrat wins, stocks have lost 1%, while rising 4% if a Republican wins, Bespoke Investment Group says.' So, according to the article, it obviously does make a difference on what party is elected. Obviously the choice is yours. You can make a decision based on facts or you can play it like the lottery and let emotions determine your decision.


Source: Federal Employee News

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, 2016 Election, [/tag]

Monday, October 31, 2016

More Proof of a Rigged Election Favoring Hillary Clinton: DNC Chair Provides Debate Question


Photo: Wikipedia
Article Title: Hacked Email Indicates DNC Chair Brazile Leaked Debate Question to Clinton Campaign
Snippet of Article: "...This is not the first time that Brazile allegedly showed favoritism to the Clinton campaign secretly during the primary, the Hill noted. Brazile has faced scrutiny for another email in the leaks that suggested she had provided debate questions to Clinton in advance of a March 13 town hall event hosted by Roland Martin and Jake Tapper..."

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017

Article Title: 0.3% COLA Increase for Federal Retirees and Social Security Recipients in 2017
Snippet of Article: "...overall, federal retirees will still see their overall income go down. The COLA increase for 2017 will be 0.3%. Low COLA and rising Insurance costs will hit federal retirees..."


Source: www.fedsmith.com

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

Obamacare Benchmark Premiums to Rise 25% in Sharpest Jump Yet

Article Title: Obamacare Benchmark Premiums to Rise 25% in Sharpest Jump Yet
Snippet of Article: "...Monthly premiums for benchmark silver-level plans are going up by an average of 25 percent in the 38 states using the federal HealthCare.gov website, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said in a report today. Last year, premiums for the second-lowest-cost silver plans went up by 7.5 percent on average across 37 states..."


Source: www.bloomberg.com

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hackers Wrecked the Internet Today Using DVRs and Webcams

Article Title: Hackers Wrecked the Internet Today Using DVRs and Webcams
Snippet of Article: "...Last month, security researcher Bruce Schneier started sounding the alarm that someone or something was carefully probing the internet for weakness. A scary prospect on its own, and one followed shortly thereafter by the full release of the Mirai code for any ne'er-do-well to use. Today's attack, it would seem, is a confluence of these two events: An attacker who has been carefully surveying the internet for weak points is now openly wielding one of the most capable blunt weapons we've ever seen blast the web. The most terrifying part: This is probably only the beginning..."


Source: www.popularmechanics.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), Cyber Attacks, Dyn, Mirai code, [/tag]

Thursday, October 20, 2016

USPS Inspector General reports massive increases in delayed mail

Article Title: USPS Inspector General reports massive increases in delayed mail
Snippet of Article: "...The report by the Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General disclosed that the Jan. 5, 2015, order to eliminate overnight first-class mail service and to lengthen delivery times boosted the amount of “delayed mail” dramatically, reduced mail performance scores, and cut mail processing productivity while increasing transportation costs. For the nine months following the new standard, the inspector general said delayed mail processing reports soared by 51 percent compared to the same period a year earlier..."


Source: www.linns.com

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?

Article Title: Do Members of Congress Get a Special Pension Benefit That Other Federal Employees Do Not?
Snippet of Article: "...Just like regular federal employees, Members of Congress need five years of service to be vested in a FERS pension, so the occasional “one-term wonder” will not be entitled to a FERS pension when they leave Congress. In an excellent article (Fable vs. Fact) that appeared in the September 2016 edition of narfe, the magazine of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, David Tobenkin outlines the eligibility requirements for Congressional retirement..."


Source: www.fedsmith.com

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Firebombing of a North Carolina GOP headquarters was an act of 'political terrorism' and an attack on our democracy

Article Title: Pat McCrory: Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’
Snippet of Article: "...Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County’s GOP headquarters, setting campaign signs, supplies and furniture ablaze before burning itself out. A swastika and “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building. No damage estimates were available..."


Source: www.charlotteobserver.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, domestic terror threat, Racial Terrorist Attack, Domestic Terrorism, attack on democracy, Rigging the 2016 Presidential Election, Intimidation of voters in 2016, [/tag]

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Improvement Plans for the Thrift Savings Plan

Article Title: Improvement Plans for the Thrift Savings Plan
Snippet of Article: "...The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has just announced its 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan for its administration of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The four key goals for the 2017–2021..."


Source: www.fedsmith.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, TSP, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, [/tag]

Monday, October 3, 2016

Disagree with Hillary and she might call for a drone strike on you, seriously, thank goodness they laughed in her face

Article Title: Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange
Snippet of Article: "...to forge a strategy to minimize the administration’s public embarrassment over the contents of the cables. Hence, Clinton’s early morning November meeting of State’s top brass who floated various proposals to stop, slow or spin the Wikileaks contamination. That is when a frustrated Clinton, sources said, at some point blurted out a controversial query. “Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton openly inquired, offering a simple remedy to silence Assange and smother Wikileaks via a planned military drone strike, according to State Department sources. The statement drew laughter from the room which quickly died off when the Secretary kept talking in a terse manner..."


Source: truepundit.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Julian Assange, wikileaks, Drone Strike Request by Hillary, [/tag]

Thursday, September 29, 2016

At least 1 dead, more than 100 hurt after train crash at Hoboken, NJ station

Article Title: At least 1 dead, more than 100 hurt after train crash at Hoboken, NJ station
Snippet of Article: "...The crash appeared to be accidental, not intentional, sources told WNBC. The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed it was sending a "Go Team" to investigate. The locomotive was at the back of the train but the engineer was in the leading car, workers said..."


Source: www.foxnews.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, Hoboken NJ station, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), [/tag]

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The great big Postal Service lie

Article Title: The great big Postal Service lie
Snippet of Article: "...look out, because a cabal of corporate predators and Koch-headed ideologues are scheming to take "public" out of this pubic agency and strip "service" out of the Postal Service by spreading a diabolical Big Lie. Their bogus claim is that this essential public service is a hopeless money loser, sucking billions from taxpayers every year. Unfortunately, our lazy media establishment keeps spreading their lie. For instance, there's an August New York Times article falsely asserting that "the Postal Service has sunk deeper underwater — net losses for the second quarter of 2016 were $2 billion." Bovine excrement! In fact, our post offices earned $1.3 billion IN PROFIT in that period — the fourth straight year it has operated in the black..."


Source: www.csindy.com

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

FEGLI Open Season 2016: Get the info you need for this rare Open Season opportunity

Article Title: Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Open Season: September 1 - 30, 2016
Snippet of Article: "...Take advantage of the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Open Season. For the first time in 12 years, as a FEGLIeligible employee you can enroll in or increase your FEGLI coverage for yourself and eligible dependent family members – without answering any medical questions or having a physical examination. All career employees are eligible to participate. Almost everyone needs life insurance; how much is for you to decide. Through the FEGLI Program, you have several choices in selecting the amount of life insurance that’s right for you. FEGLI offers: • Basic Life — Provides..."


Source: npmhu317.blogspot.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, FEGLI Open Season 2016, [/tag]

Bombing suspect's father says he called FBI on his violent son 2 years ago

Article Title: Bombing suspect's father says he called FBI on his violent son 2 years ago
Snippet of Article: "...in Elizabeth, N.J. 'Two years I called the FBI, my son, he's doing very bad, OK? But they check it almost two months... They say he's not a terrorist. I said, 'OK.' Now they say he is a terrorist. I say, 'OK.''..."


Source: www.foxnews.com

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

‘Huge security gap’ lets dangerous packages enter US through postal system

Article Title: ‘Huge security gap’ lets dangerous packages enter US through postal system
Snippet of Article: "...Every day, about a million packages are shipped into the U.S. through the U.S. Postal Service from China, Russia, India and other countries. Many packages are not checked for dangerous and illegal contents, posing what the co-leader of a new national security project calls a “huge security gap.” “The gap is essentially when mail is sent to the United States from foreign countries; if it’s of a certain weight, it doesn’t go through normal cargo surveillance like the mail that is sent through private mailing services..."


Source: wtop.com

[tag] Federal Employee News, Federal Civil Service, U.S. Trade Act of 2002, [/tag]

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Obama sets small 2017 pay raise for civilian, military employees

Article Title: Obama sets 2017 pay raise for civilian, military employees
Snippet of Article: "...President Barack Obama is exercising his authority to give federal civilian employees and uniformed service members a pay raise effective Jan. 1, 2017. Civilian employees will receive an across-the-board raise of ..."


Source: federalnewsradio.com

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