HOME     OATH OF OFFICE     POSTAL CALL-IN NUMBER     FEDERAL RETIREMENT NEWS     POSTAL NEWS    


Dec 30, 2015

USPS Releasing 50th Anniversary Star Trek Stamps


USPS Releasing 50th Anniversary Star Trek Stamps


'... stamps are designed by The Heads of State and pay homage to the most recognizable aspects of Star Trek: The Original Series. This isn’t the first time Star Trek has been immortalized by the USPS however...'


Reference: comicbook.com
Tags: Star Trek Stamps

Dec 24, 2015

Yahoo will now tell you if your account is attacked by government hackers


Yahoo will now tell you if your account is attacked by government hackers


'...Yahoo has announced in a blog post that it will warn users if it thinks their accounts are being attacked by state-sponsored hackers...'


Reference: www.businessinsider.com
Tags:

Dec 16, 2015

Big banks to get free money to guarantee they charge you more for credit


Why the Fed Just Decided to Give Big Banks Free Money


'...the Fed is paying America’s banks, collectively, a little more than $12.5 billion per year. So why is the Fed paying banks so much? ...'


Reference: fortune.com
Tags: Fed Rate Hike,

Chattanooga shooting a 'terror attack,' FBI Director James Comey says


Chattanooga shooting a 'terror attack,' FBI Director James Comey says


'...The semantic dance of whether or not to call the July mass shooting in Chattanooga a 'terrorist' attack appears to be winding down. FBI Director James Comey twice called the deadly Chattanooga shooting that killed four Marines and one sailor a 'terror attack' during a...'


Reference: www.foxnews.com
Tags: terror attack, FBI, Chattanooga shooting terrorist attack,

Dec 8, 2015

myRA.gov: A new retirement savings account with the government



myra.gov


'...myRA.gov is a simple, safe, affordable way to start saving for retirement. Open a myRA, build up savings, then move on to other investments. myRA® is designed to make saving for retirement easy for people who need it most – workers who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at their job or lack other options to save. It’s affordable. Fits your budget with no cost or fees. *Interest earned is at the same rate as investments in the Government Securities Fund, which earned 2.31% in 2014 and an average annual return of 3.19% over the ten-year period ending December 2014...'

Reference: myra.gov
Tags: myra.gov


Dec 3, 2015

The Difference Between a Supplement and Social Security


The Difference Between a Supplement and Social Security


'...To get the supplement, you have to be younger than age 62 at retirement and eligible for an immediate, unreduced, non-disability FERS basic retirement benefit. You’re eligible at your minimum retirement age (between 55 and 57, depending on your year of birth) with at least 30 years of creditable service, or age 60 with at least 20 years of creditable service...'


Reference: www.govexec.com
Tags: FERS Supplement.,

Oct 15, 2015

FBI chief concerned about surge in inner-city violence


FBI chief concerned about surge in inner-city violence


'...-- The fact that many police and sheriff departments nationally are short-handed. -- A "YouTube" and "gangbanger" culture that treats guns as if they were fashion accessories. He pointed out that the increase in shootings has included a surge in multivictim incidents, meaning more shootouts. There were several such incidents in Cincinnati over the summer, including an August shootout in Madisonville that left two dead and five injured...'


Reference:
Tags: www.usatoday.com

Oct 8, 2015

FBI says it 'disrupted' dozens of potential militants


FBI says it 'disrupted' dozens of potential militants


'...Comey said investigators had followed "dozens and dozens of people around the United States 24/7" during the summer and had "disrupted" them. Comey told the committee that Islamic State recruits from the United States are incrementally younger with more "girls –women under 18" - seeking to join the militant group...'


Reference: www.reuters.com
Tags:

Oct 7, 2015

How did ISIS get so many Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs


US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks


'...Toyota has a “strict policy to not sell vehicles to potential purchasers who may use or modify them for paramilitary or terrorist activities,” Lewis said. He said it is impossible for the company to track vehicles that have been stolen, or have been bought and re-sold by middlemen...'


Reference: abcnews.go.com
Tags: Terror Financing unit of the Treasury Department, Treasury Department, Toyota Trucks,

Sep 22, 2015

Carper Postal Reform Bill Would Force Postal Retirees Into Expensive Medicare System and Then Possibly the Same for Federal Workers


Will You Be Forced To Pay Into Medicare?


'...Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees? - See more at: http://www.fedsmith.com/2015/09/21/will-you-be-forced-to-pay-into-medicare/#sthash.HcEIWG0c.dpuf...'


Reference: www.fedsmith.com
Tags:

Sep 17, 2015

Scott Walker wants to rape blue collar workers by stealing labor rights


Scott Walker's 'draconian' labor plan to call for ending federal workers' unions


'...“Mr Walker could only be making these type of proposals to satisfy his most backward-looking, wealthy contributors,” he said, “just as he pursued, as governor, policies advanced by these people that sought to destroy school teachers and other public employees’ rights in Wisconsin.”...'


Reference: www.theguardian.com
Tags:Scott Walker

Aug 21, 2015

Rare FEGLI open season: Sept. 1 to 30, 2016


OPM allows Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance open season


'...The FEGLI open season runs from Sept. 1 to 30, 2016. During this time, federal employees, who are eligible, can elect or increase their FEGLI life insurance...'


Reference: www.army.mil
Tags: FEGLI open season

Jun 17, 2015

OPM Data Breach News Just Keeps Getting Worse


OPM Data Breach News Just Keeps Getting Worse


'...The Office of Personnel Management may have suffered more breaches and lost more information than it previously acknowledged...'


Reference: www.eweek.com
Tags: OPM Data Breach

Jun 2, 2015

Do you consider yourself middle class?


The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America


'...These are households with enough money to make modest political contributions, enough time to email their elected officials and to sign petitions, and enough influence to sway their neighbors. Upper-middle-class Americans vote at substantially higher rates than those less well-off, and though their turnout levels aren’t quite as high as those even richer than they are...'


Reference: www.slate.com
Tags:

May 29, 2015

The Difference Between a Supplement and Social Security


The Difference Between a Supplement and Social Security


'...Those who have spent a long career in government and are covered under the Federal Employees Retirement System are eligible for a benefit known as the FERS Supplement. ...'


Reference: www.govexec.com
Tags:

May 28, 2015

10 senior government Army civilians complete Senior Service College Fellowship program at Defense Acquisition University, South Region


Senior service fellowship grads meet challenge


'...Class leader Greg Snowden, deputy for Missile Defense and Space Systems Project Office within the Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space, thanked the Defense Acquisition University, its senior leadership and the instructors “for making our experience at SSCF a truly positive journey.”...'


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com
Tags:

May 5, 2015

ISIS claims responsibility for Texas shooting


ISIS claims responsibility for Texas shooting but offers no proof


'...ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas -- and warned of more attacks to come....'


Reference: www.cnn.com
Tags:

Apr 27, 2015

Batarangs confiscated by TSA at Charlotte airport



TSA: 3 batarangs confiscated at Charlotte airport

Batarang Throwing Knife

'...A Batarang is a throwing weapon used by comic book vigilante Batman. It gets its name from looking like it's half bat and half boomerang....'

Reference: www.wsoctv.com
Tags:Batarangs


Mar 30, 2015

Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith


Is Tolerance a Two Way Street or Not?


'... there's a lot of talk about tolerance in this country today having to do with people on the left. And a -- but here Indiana steps forward to protect the constitutional rights and privileges of freedom of religion for people of faith and families of faith in our state and this avalanche of intolerance that's been poured on our state is just outrageous...'


Reference: www.realclearpolitics.com
Tags: constitutional rights, freedom of religion, Governor Mike Pence,

Mar 18, 2015

The era of zero interest rates is nearly over, some looking at June 17 as date of rise


Federal Reserve expected to signal the end of zero interest rates


'... Federal Reserve officials have begun a two-day meeting, which is expected to pave the way for the first rise in interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis. ...'


Reference: www.theguardian.com
Tags:

Feb 23, 2015

How do I print my 1099-R from Services Online?


How do I print my 1099R from Services Online?


'...You can print current year and two previous years 1099R at Services Online. ...'


Reference: www.opm.gov
Tags: How do I print my 1099-R from Services Online?

Feb 20, 2015

Coursera: Take the world's best courses, online, for free.



Coursera: Take the world's best courses, online, for free.


Coursera
'...Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free. view courses ...'

Reference: www.coursera.org
Tags: Coursera