There’s a New Bipartisan Effort to be Nicer to Federal Workers

April 17, 2015 7:09 PM Comments

Lawmakers vowed to change their rhetoric to show their appreciation for the federal workforce during a congressional hearing about low employee morale on Thursday.

Florida Postal Worker Who Landed Gyrocopter On Capitol Hill Gets To Drive Home To Await Next Hearing

April 18, 2015 8:51 PM Comments

A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.

House Passes Chaffetz Bill To Get Tougher On Tax Delinquent Contractors

April 17, 2015 7:03 PM Comments

The House this week unanimously passed a measure by Rep. Jason Chaffetz that would bar federal agencies from hiring or awarding grants to contractors with “seriously delinquent tax debt,” but defeated another bill that would punish federal workers for the same concern.

Mica: Time to Privatize Unmanageable TSA

April 18, 2015 9:31 AM Comments

The Florida Republican and transportation subcommittee chairman said he helped bring the agency to life, and now hopes to tame the 61,000-employee behemoth by channeling some of its functions — such as in-person airport passenger screenings at checkpoints — to private contractors.

OPM Releases Guidance on President’s New Paid Parental Leave Policy

April 16, 2015 6:06 PM Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released a new handbook for federal employees that provides details on the president’s new paid parental leave policy that was announced in January as well as details about many other benefits available to the federal workforce.

Financial Risks in Your 50’s

April 17, 2015 12:13 PM Comments

People in their 50s are beginning to recognize the reality of retirement.

New VA Scandals Call Into Question Agency’s Ability To Clean House

April 17, 2015 7:07 PM Comments

Nearly a year after a scandal rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs, revealing that the agency’s centers nationwide were manipulating records to hide dangerously long patient wait times, the bad news just keeps on coming — calling into question the agency’s promise to clean house.

Watch Porn at Work, Get Paid by Uncle Sam

April 17, 2015 7:47 AM Comments

Another federal employee is accused of downloading lewd images onto his government computer as a bill to ban federal employees from watching porn at work is gaining traction.

TSA Investigating Report That Air Marshal Left His Gun In Newark Airport Bathroom Stall

April 17, 2015 7:10 PM Comments

The Transportation Security Administration said it had launched an investigation into allegations that an air marshal left his loaded gun in a bathroom stall at Newark Liberty International Airport before getting on a plane he was assigned to protect.

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Overview of Federal Employee Insurance Benefits

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