Apr 27, 2011

Connecting Veterans With Federal Jobs

Web Portal To Connect Veterans With Federal Jobs

'...“It is our duty to serve those who have so bravely served their country, and the innovative Mil2FedJobs site is one more way to ensure that Maryland’s veterans have the support they deserve,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “Our one-of-a-kind website will help servicemen and women find federal job opportunities that best match their skills....'

Reference: www.thebaynet.com
Tags: Federal Jobs

Apr 25, 2011

TSA employee faces child porn charges

TSA airport screener charged with distributing child pornography

'...Transport Safety Administration (TSA) officer Thomas Gordon Jnr. allegedly used Facebook to share the sick pictures of young girls and...'

Reference: www.dailymail.co.uk
Tags: TSA Screener

Apr 20, 2011

Federal workers have become the punching bag

Inspiring a badly battered federal workforce

'...It has not been an easy time for federal employees, with the pay freeze, attacks on the public sector, budget cutbacks and then the threat of a government shutdown....'

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Apr 19, 2011

Government Salary and Employee name databases

While searching the internet for interesting articles and sources of information to feed our information hungry readership, we ran across a site called PIbuzz.com. PIbuzz.com has an informative page that is full of links for Government Salary and Employee name databases. Click on over an search the databases.
Tags: Government Salary and Employee name databases

Apr 17, 2011

McNamara Federal Building Bomb Suspect Gary John Mikulich

Federal building bomb suspect has long history of mental illness; psychiatrist: "danger to others"

'...The FBI says 42-year-old Gary John Mikulich left a tool bag filled with an explosive device outside the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit. ...'

Reference: www.wxyz.com
Tags: McNamara Federal Building Bomb

Apr 16, 2011

Drastic shift in House Republicans’ view of federal workers

Drastic shift in House Republicans’ view of federal workers

'...“I think, frankly, the committee has engaged in a broad assault on federal employees in every aspect,” Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.) said after the hearing. Why else, he asked, would the panel “spend hours and hours on a bill of such little import?”...'

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Apr 15, 2011

Federal workers who are seriously delinquent on taxes face trouble under new...

House Panel Passes Bill Cracking Down on Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

'...would terminate the employment of federal workers who are seriously delinquent on their taxes and another that prevents seriously delinquent taxpayers from getting a job with the federal workforce....'

Reference: www.foxnews.com

House Passes Republican Budget Plan ...more privatization

House Passes Republican Plan in Partisan Vote

'...the GOP plan would transform the nation's Medicare program, changing it from a government-run system that pays seniors' health bills into a system where seniors buy insurance plans...'

Reference: abcnews.go.com
Tags: Medicare

Apr 13, 2011

2012 Federal Holidays

2012 Federal Holidays

Monday, January 2* New Year's Day
Monday, January 16 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 20** Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 3 Labor Day
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Monday, November 12*** Veterans Day
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day

* January 1, 2012 (the legal public holiday for New Year's Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

** This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday" in section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code, which is the law that specifies holidays for Federal employees. Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is our policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

*** November 11, 2012 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Sunday. For most Federal employees, Monday, November 12, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes. (See section 3(a) of Executive order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

Reference: www.opm.gov
Tags: 2012 Federal Holidays

Apr 12, 2011

DC Mayor Vincent Gray arrested while protesting budget

DC mayor arrested protesting budget restrictions

'...Mayor Vincent Gray and six Council members including the chairman were among 41 people arrested Monday outside the Capitol while protesting the changes that might be inevitable. ...'

Reference: www.msnbc.msn.com

Apr 10, 2011

Rep. George Miller (CA) Statement on Budget Agreement

Miller Statement on Budget Agreement

'..."The American people have been told the agreement contains both 'historic' and 'painful' cuts. The question will be painful for whom.

"Poor and middle class families have already received more than their fair share of pain in this economy while the wealthy and special interests have paid no price. ...'

Reference: georgemiller.house.gov
Tags: Press release, Rep. George Miller (CA),Supporter of the working class,

Apr 8, 2011

Government shutdown averted

Officials Tout Last-Minute Government Shutdown Deal

'...The Senate passed a temporary resolution to keep the government funded beyond midnight, when it was scheduled to run out, until the full agreement can be drawn up and passed by Congress. That short-term bridge included the first $2 billion in cuts, officials said. ...'

Reference: abcnews.go.com
Tags: Government shutdown averted

Unemployment during government shutdown

Are employees entitled to unemployment compensation while on furlough?

'...It is possible that furloughed employees may become eligible for unemployment compensation. State unemployment compensation requirements differ. Some States require a 1-week waiting period before an individual qualifies for payments. Agencies or employees should submit questions to the appropriate State (or District of Columbia) office. In general, the law of the State in which an employee’s last official duty station in Federal civilian service was located will be the State law that determines eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits. (See the Department of Labor website "Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees" at http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/unemcomp.asp.)...'

Reference: Department of Labor
Tags: Unemployment during government shutdown, Federal shutdown and unemployment,

Federal Shutdown and Military Pay

Government shutdown 101: What does it mean for the military?

'...The Pentagon will continue military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but US troops will work without pay, according to guidance issued late Thursday by the Defense Department....'

Reference: www.csmonitor.com
Tags: Government shutdown and military pay

OMB Federal Employee Shutdown Guidance from Past Furloughs

OMB bulletins and memoranda that were used in connection with past furloughs.

'...OMB Memorandum M-11-13, Planning for Agency Operations During a Lapse in Government Funding (April 7, 2011); OMB Circular A-11, July 2010; OMB Bulletin M-95-18 transmitting 8/16/95 Department of Justice opinion, (August 22, 1995); OMB Memorandum M-91-02, Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations, (October 5, 1990); OMB Bulletin No. 80-14, Supplement No. 1, Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations, (August 20, 1982); OMB Memorandum, Agency Operations in the Absence of Appropriations, (November 17, 1981); OMB Bulletin 80-14, Shutdown of Agency Operations Upon Failure by the Congress to Enact Appropriations, (August 28, 1980); ...'

Reference: www.opm.gov
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House GOP pressing to limit EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases in budget talks

Shutdown threat: It's about more than money

'...Another would ban the District of Columbia from sending local tax money to groups that provide access to abortions.

The House GOP also is pressing for several provisions related to the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gases....'

Reference: seattletimes.nwsource.com

Apr 7, 2011

Federal Furlough Lawsuit

Union files lawsuit regarding government shutdown

'...The American Federation of Government Employees filed a lawsuit in federal court on March 30 seeking details on agencies’ shutdown plans, AFGE National President John Gage announced today at a National Press Club newsmaker event....'

Reference: www.afge.org

Guidance for Employees Facing Furlough

Fed Agency Offers Guidance for Employees Facing Shutdown

'...Federal employees uncertain of whether they are going to work next week can reference a one-page document from the federal Office of Personnel Management for answers....'

Reference: www.nbcwashington.com
Tags: Guidance for Employees Facing Shutdown, Federal Employee Furlough,

Federal Employee Furlough and Shutdown Q and A

Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding Shutdowns and Furloughs

'...Understandably, this situation has generated some anxiety among federal employees regarding how a government shutdown would affect them. Of particular concern is the fact that many federal employees would be “furloughed” or released without pay for the duration of that shutdown....'

Reference: ourpublicservice.org
Tags: Federal Employee Furlough, DoD Furlough, Federal Shutdown,

Apr 5, 2011

OPM Federal Furlough Shutdown Information and Guidance Website Announced

Guidance and Information on Furlough

'...Federal agencies do not have the authority to pay their employees during a shutdown, regardless of whether the employees are working as "excepted" or furloughed as "non-excepted". "Excepted" employees will receive pay for hours worked when the Congress passes and the President signs a new appropriation or continuing resolution. Congress will also determine whether "non-excepted" employees will receive pay for the furlough period. ...'

Reference: http://www.opm.gov/furlough2011/
Tags: Federal Employee Furlough Information, Government Shutdown Guidance

Prepare for a Federal Shutdown

Preparing for a federal shutdown

'...But what should you do if the federal government shuts down?

As you may know, a government shutdown, like the one experienced in 1995, is a very real possibility. Congress recently acted to...'

Reference: www.dailynews.com
Tags: government shutdown, Federal Furlough,

Apr 4, 2011

Government Shutdown Friday ?

Government Shutdown Could Come Friday

'...However, both sides seem confident that an agreement will be reached before Friday. ...'

Reference: www.9and10news.com
Tags: Government Shutdown