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Dec 31, 2010

Understanding Workers Compensation


Understanding Workers' Compensation Insurance


'...Understanding Workers? Compensation Insurance is the only textbook available that provides a look at workers compensation through the eyes of the carrier as well as the provider. It covers everything from how a policy is written and what a policy covers to proof of coverage and understanding the basics of premium calculations. You will gain a better understanding of what a workers compensation carrier will or will not pay and what insurers need in order to process their bills. ...'


Reference: Understanding Workers' Compensation Insurance [Amazon]
Tags: Workers Comp Guide

Workers' comp beats retirement for disabled feds


For disabled feds, workers' comp beats retirement


'...He said forcing employees into retirement represents a broken promise to injured workers, who in deciding to take workers' compensation payments have given up their rights to sue the government over their injuries....'


Reference: www.washingtontimes.com
Tags: Federal Employees and Workers Com

Dec 28, 2010

Federal Employee Pay Freeze Expanded


Federal Employee Pay Freeze Expanded


'...Federal pay freeze stops cost-of-living allowances (COLA) for two years ...'


Reference: Cost of Living News
Tags: Federal Employee Pay Freeze, COLA Freeze

Dec 27, 2010

Roth Retirement Plan for Federal Workers


Implementing a Roth Retirement Plan for Federal Employees


'...The Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009, Public Law 111-31, became a law on June 22, 2009. Among other things, it authorized the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) to add a Roth 401(k) feature to the TSP. ...'


Reference: www.fedsmith.com
Tags: ROTH TSP, Federal Employee Retirement

Dec 24, 2010

No pay raise for Federal Employees in 2012 either


Obama issues pay freeze order


'...General increases, such as locality pay, are also suspended.

The freeze will be effective Jan. 1, 2011, and last until Dec. 31, 2012. ...'


Reference: fcw.com
Tags: Federal employee pay

Dec 23, 2010

Federal Jobs in Missile Defense


Federal Jobs in Missile Defense


Are you looking for a job with the Federal Government? Take a look at at some of the jobs in the missile defense industry.

Reference: Missile Defense Briefing
Tags: Federal Employment, Federal Jobs,

Dec 20, 2010

collective bargaining and the federal employee pay freeze


What if negotiated raises and federal pay freeze collide?


'...Wages are set through collective bargaining for some federal employees, including air traffic controllers, though that is not the case for most U.S. government workers. ...'


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

Dec 17, 2010

Federal pay freeze? Here's the flip side


Federal pay freeze? Here's the flip side


'...some lawmakers grew concerned that Uncle Sam did not pay enough to attract and keep the skilled scientists, economists, doctors, and other white-collar professionals who make up a disproportionate share of the federal workforce. ...'


Reference: www.csmonitor.com
Tags: Federal Employee Pay, Federal worker pay,

DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap


DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap


'...Information Technology Exchange Program, authorized under the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill, will allow higher-level career DoD employees to work at a private company for up to two years while still retaining federal employee status...'


Reference: www.executivegov.com
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Dec 15, 2010

Congress and Federal Pay Freeze


Will federal pay freeze bite Congress, too?


'...Do members of Congress consider themselves government workers? It will be interesting so see if ...'


Reference: www.fredericksburg.com
Tags: Federal Pay Freeze

Dec 14, 2010

Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees


Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees


'...The Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees program provides benefits for eligible unemployed former civilian Federal employees. The program is administered by States as agents of the Federal government. This program is operated under the same terms and conditions that apply to regular State Unemployment Insurance (see State Unemployment Insurance). In general, the law of the State in which your last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the State law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. ...'


Reference: doleta.gov
Tags: Unemployment for federal workers, federal employee unemployment,

Federal workers may not get payroll tax holiday


Federal workers may not get payroll tax holiday


'...CSRS folks can't get that break because they have no Social Security tax to cut. ...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: Social Security and the federal worker

A 'postal employee only' retirement community


Nalcrest: A retirement that's union-made


'...Nalcrest, the letter carriers' retirement community, is located in Central Florida just south of Route 60, midway between Tampa on the Gulf Coast and Vero Beach on the Atlantic Coast just east of Lake Wales....'


Reference: www.nalc.org
Tags: Postal Service retirement, Postal retirement community,

Dec 12, 2010

Pay Freeze for Federal Workers a Bad Idea, Readers Say


Pay Freeze for Federal Workers a Bad Idea, Readers Say


'...NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- President Barack Obama's proposed 2-year pay freeze for federal workers is not a good idea, according to the majority of TheStreet readers who...'


Reference: www.thestreet.com
Tags: 2011 Federal Pay Freeze

Dec 10, 2010

House passes pay freeze for federal workers


House passes pay freeze for federal workers


'...The House approved legislation Wednesday that freezes base pay for federal employees at current levels for two years. ...'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: Federal worker pay freeze

Dec 8, 2010

Advocate for veterans draws federal inquiry


Advocate for veterans draws federal inquiry


'...The investigation apparently stems from a letter Foreman posted on the VA website seeking to clarify whether the agency was justified in bypassing veteran-owned businesses in dozens of instances....'


Reference: www.pittsburghlive.com
Tags: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Dec 7, 2010

Miami Mail Carrier Shot


$25K Reward Offered In Mail Carrier's Murder


'..."It was very shocking," said Connie Davis, the ex-wife of the victim, 60-year-old Bruce Parton. "He was such a good man and postal carrier....'


Reference: cbs4.com
Tags: Postal shooting in Miami, Florida postal shooting, Miami mail carrier shot,

Federal Employees Targeted in the Budget Wars


For Federal Employees, a Feeling of Being Targets in the Budget Wars


'...as politicians intent on cutting the federal budget try to do just that, career government employees are feeling besieged. During the midterm elections, the federal work force became a target for...'


Reference: www.nytimes.com
Tags: federal work force, federal pay,

Dec 6, 2010

New sick leave rules for federal workers


New sick leave rules for federal workers


'...Starting Jan. 3, feds may swap up to 26 weeks of sick leave for unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for family members sick with serious communicable diseases, including the flu....'


Reference: washingtonpost.com
Tags: Family and Medical Leave Act

Dec 5, 2010

Federal employee pay is misconstrued


Government pay is misconstrued


'...Once again federal, state, and local government workers have become the scapegoat by the Republicans and other conservatives. Quite a few reports have been coming out recently trying to make us believe that government workers are overpaid and one way to help balance the budget should be at their expense....'


Reference: www.southbendtribune.com
Tags: Federal employee pay, Government worker pay

Dec 4, 2010

Federal employees ordered not to look at ...


White House Tells All Federal Agencies To Prohibit Unauthorized Employees From...


'...Classified information, the OMB notes, "remains classified ... until it is declassified by an appropriate U.S. Government authority." Employees may not view classified info over a non-classified system (i.e., the Internet)...'


Reference: talkingpointsmemo.com
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Dec 3, 2010

Feds' pensions, health plans safe from cuts, for now


Feds' pensions, health plans safe from cuts, for now


'...Deep cuts to federal employee salaries and benefits were among the recommendations that the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform did not approve today. ...'


Reference: Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com
Tags: Federal Employee Pay Raise 2011, Federal Employee Pay Freeze 2011

Dec 2, 2010

Federal Employees Lead the Middle Class in Debt Reduction, First Command Reports


Federal Employees Lead the Middle Class in Debt Reduction, First Command Reports


'...Results of the Index’s semi-annual federal employee survey indicate that federal workers are putting additional dollars toward debt reduction. The average monthly amount allocated to short- and long-term debt during the third quarter totaled $2,248, a 5 percent increase over the first quarter. At the same time, the rank and file of middle-class Americans saw their average monthly debt reduction efforts slip 4 percent to $2,159....'


Reference: www.businesswire.com
Tags: federal workers and Debt

three-year pay freeze on federal workers and Defense Department civilians


The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform


'...Impose a three-year pay freeze on federal workers and Defense Department civilians. Out of duty and patriotism, hardworking federal employees provide a great service to this country. But in a time of budget shortfalls, all levels of government must trim back. In the recent recession, millions of private sector and state and municipal employees had their wages frozen or cut back, and millions more lost their jobs altogether. In contrast, federal workers’ wages increase annually due to automatic formulas in law, providing them with cost-of-living-adjustments totaling more than five percent in the last two years. This proposal would institute a three-year government-wide freeze on federal pay at every government agency, including the Department of Defense civilian workforce. This proposal will save $20.4 billion in 2015....'

Reference: www.fiscalcommission.gov

Tags:
Federal Employee pay Freeze, Federal Pay Freeze, Federal Pay Raise,

Nov 7, 2010

2011 Federal Pay Raise


Panel Passes 1.4 Percent Pay Raise


'...approved a bill granting civilian federal employees a 2011 pay raise of 1.4 percent. ...'


Reference: Federal Newsgroup
Tags: Federal Employee Pay Raise 2011, civilian federal employees a 2011 pay raise,