U.S. stocks surged on Friday, lifting the Dow industrials and S&P 500 to record closes, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded stimulus, increasing hopes for the global economy.
While federal employee and retiree health insurance premiums are set to go up by an average of 3.2 percent in 2015, each plan is unique.
Outdated technology, understaffed health centers and problems with everything from antiquated scheduling practices to parking continue to haunt the beleaguered hospitals and medical centers in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, according to a new report by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).
The author says that Americans don’t necessarily want Washington to stop spending money, but that we want Washington to start spending money wisely.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”
The author says that much has been written about the number of hours of official time used by the government, but from the perspective of Congress, OPM and others. She instead suggests looking at the subject from the perspective of federal employees in the workplace.