Sep 26, 2012

Federal workforce to take hit in recovering economy

A Recovering Economy Won't Include Federal Workers

'...in Detroit, the federal government is expected to cut 4,000 jobs by 2022, with state and local adding fewer than 100 jobs. In Oklahoma City, federal cuts, at just over 3,000 jobs, will also negate a majority of the nearly 4,800 jobs that will be added at the state and local levels....'

Reference: www.usnews.com
Tags: Federal Employment, Federal Jobs, Federal Job Outlook,

Sep 24, 2012

Some understand the need for a strong federal workforce

As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges

'...A leading advocate in Congress for federal workers, Sen. Daniel Akaka says he's pleased by progress on some of his priorities: Legislation to allow employees to work from home, reforms in hiring and the security clearance process, improvements in matching veterans and people with disabilities to jobs....'

Reference: baltimoresun.com
Tags: Sen. Daniel Akaka

Sep 17, 2012

Federal employee pay raises? The bigger worry may be health care

Forget the Pay Freeze: Start Worrying About Health Care Costs

'... Buried in the news over the extended federal pay freeze, the impending fiscal cliff and the umpteenth continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown is this fact: Many military retirees will be paying a little more for their health care as of Oct. 1. Day 1 of fiscal 2013 means that some TRICARE Prime beneficiaries now will have to pay $...'

Reference: www.govexec.com
Tags: Federal pay raise 2013, Health care costs,

Sep 14, 2012

Body of US Ambassador to Libya Returned

Bodies of 4 Americans killed in Libya returned to the U.S.

'...The bodies of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi were returned to the United States on Friday...'

Reference: www.washingtonpost.com

Sep 7, 2012

CFC kicks off for 2012 (September 1st to December 15th)

2012 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

'...CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The Director of OPM has designated responsibility for day-to-day management of the CFC to its CFC Operations office. ...'

Reference: www.opm.gov/cfc/
Tags: CFC 2012

Sep 5, 2012

EPA's Margo Oge, director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality stepping down

Key EPA auto regulator Margo Oge stepping down

'...Margo Oge, director of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, told staff Tuesday she will be leaving the agency at the end of the month after more than 30 years....'

Reference: www.detroitnews.com