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Oct 25, 2011

Supercommittee -vs- Federal Employees


Preparing for what the supercommittee has in store for federal agencies


'...The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, often called the Supercommittee, is examining a wide-range of options that could dramatically affect federal employees, such as huge...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: Supercommittee

Oct 19, 2011

Federal Retirement COLA for 2012 will be 3.6 percent


Federal retirees to get COLA increase


'...Federal retirees will receive in January the first inflation adjustment to their annuity benefits since 2009, an increase of 3.6 percent...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: 2012 Federal Retiree COLA, 2012 COLA, Federal Retirement COLA,

Oct 18, 2011

Shifting the deficit to Federal Workers


Don’t shift deficit to federal workers


'...One of the most influential aspects of the super committee’s decision will involve the federal workforce. Among the options for cutting the deficit, federal workers could be forced to contribute even more to their retirement....'


Reference: www.lasvegassun.com
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Oct 15, 2011

Democrats fight against Federal Worker pay freeze and other benefit cuts


Democrats want supercommittee to reject more federal worker cuts


'...Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform urged the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to “avoid further cuts for federal employees given the significant cuts already imposed on them.”...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: Federal Pay freeze

Oct 12, 2011

BlackBerry only federally approved smartphone for some government agencies


BlackBerry outage sends D.C. into withdrawal


'...The outage caught much of D.C. off guard Wednesday and underscored the region’s reliance on the BlackBerry — which is still the only federally approved smartphone for employees in some government agencies....'


Reference: www.politico.com
Tags: Blackberry

Oct 3, 2011

Federal Prison Guard Misconduct Investigations Doubled


Federal prison guard arrests increase dramatically, report finds


'..."In federal prisons, it used to just be drug kingpins, tax-fraud prisoners, assassins," Perkinson said. "But now it's become full of more low-level offenders, which ironically makes for more violent prisoners....'


Reference: latimes.com
Tags: Federal prison guard, Federal prison employment, Misconduct Investigations,

Exploding toilets injure Federal workers


Exploding toilet injures two workers at federal building


'...bathrooms at the GSA Regional building were declared off-limits after two Department of Homeland Security employees were injured Monday by the toilet blast...'


Reference: msnbc.msn.com
Tags: exploding toilets,