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In the current economy, the retirement benefits provided by the federal government simply aren’t enough to support all retirees. The author offers some suggestions for ways to earn extra income working during retirement.
The former government contractor’s stolen documents revealing vast amounts of government overreach have damaged poll numbers for defenders of the surveillance programs while handing Republican presidential hopeful Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul a potent wedge issue that threatens to upend his party’s traditionally strong national security stance.
The annual survey last year by the Society for Human Resource Management found a greater increase in the number of companies planning to offer telecommuting in 2014 than those offering just about any other new benefit.
Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget calls for a 1 percent raise for federal workers. Recent years have been worse, with pay freezes. There’s no ‘crash’ yet in workforce quality, but OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell worries it could happen.
After years of focusing on outside threats, the federal government and its contractors are turning inward, aiming a range of new technologies and counterintelligence strategies at their own employees to root out spies, terrorists or leakers.
Despite Republican Rep. Darrell Issa apparently telling his Democratic counterpart on the House oversight committee he’s sorry for cutting him off during a tense hearing earlier this week, Democrats are mulling the possibility of an ethics complaint.
The author says it is becoming increasingly dangerous to criticize people’s weight. He says federal employees need to consider at what point it becomes unlawful harassment or retaliation when they encounter it in the workplace.