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Jan 26, 2013

Federal Hiring Update: Students and Recent Graduates


Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates


'...These programs, collectively the Pathways Programs, are streamlined developmental programs tailored to promote employment opportunities for students and recent graduates in the Federal workforce....'


Reference: www.opm.gov
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Jan 24, 2013

Workers comp fraud


Lakeland Woman Pleads Gulty to Theft of Federal Employee Compensation Funds


'...claimed she was not employed, reported no income and lied about her physical health to maintain eligibility for her benefits....'


Reference: www.theledger.com
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Jan 13, 2013

Social Security employee arrested for looking at child porn on work computer


Federal employee arrested at Seattle office, accused of looking at child porn on work computer


'...Social Security employee was arrested Wednesday at his Seattle office and accused of looking at child pornography on his computer at work....'


Reference: www.thenewstribune.com
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Jan 12, 2013

Focusing on rewards for the federal workforce is important


MSPB: Room for Improvement in Rewarding Federal Employees


'...The MSPB notes in its report that focusing on rewards for the federal workforce is important because compared to private sector employees, federal employees tend to see weak relationships between their performance and the rewards they receive, a trend reflected in OPM’s 2010 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey....'


Reference: www.fedsmith.com
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Jan 5, 2013

FBI investigated "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace


FBI releases files on late "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace


'...detailing their scrutiny of a 1970 trip Wallace took to Cuba. There is also an investigation of a threatening letter sent to Wallace in 1977 by a World War II veteran titled "Communist Control of the Press." ...'


Reference: www.cbsnews.com
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Jan 3, 2013

GOP politicians no fan of federal workers and the working class


Federal workers targeted by cost-cutting politicians


'...Aside from federal workers losing $103 billion in compensation reductions since 2011, as well as a 27-month pay freeze, it should be noted that the Federal Salary Council, using Bureau of Labor Statistics, determined that “federal employees are paid, on the average, about 35 percent less than comparable private-sector workers. This is an increase over the 26 percent difference in 2011.”...'


Reference: www.app.com
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Jan 2, 2013

House votes to freeze federal worker pay


House votes to freeze congressional, federal worker pay


'...But first lawmakers voted on a plan to freeze the salaries of lawmakers and federal employees. Despite Democratic objections, the bill passed 287 to 129, with 55 Democrats voting with Republicans to approve the measure....'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
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