Filing Delay Leads to Loss of Federal Death Benefits

September 23, 2014 5:28 PM Comments

Even though a spouse of forty years was entitled to her husband’s federal death benefits, her estate could not claim them when the widow died before she was able to sign the paperwork.

Settlements Drive Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints

September 22, 2014 7:13 PM Comments

Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found discrimination in a below-average number of federal sector cases in fiscal year 2012, agencies ended up paying more to resolve employees’ formal and informal discrimination complaints in that year than in any other year in at least the past decade.

Giving Money to Federal Workers to Boost Morale

September 23, 2014 4:34 PM Comments

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week boosted pay for some of his workers as part of a plan to increase morale at his department.

Phased Retirement Coming Soon

September 23, 2014 9:04 PM Comments

Beginning in November, federal employees will be able to apply for a new phased retirement plan.

Federal Employees Use Government Credit Cards at Casinos, Racetracks

September 23, 2014 4:39 PM Comments

Department of Transportation (DOT) employees use government credit cards for cash advances at casinos and racetracks, according to a report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

12 Famous People And Their Not-So-Famous Careers As Federal Employees

September 23, 2014 4:40 PM Comments

Some of the most famous people in America got their start working in the federal government or had long federal careers before they became recognizable across the country.

At Least 9k Postal Jobs to Become Labor Positions

September 23, 2014 5:33 PM Comments

At least 9,000 U.S. Postal Service jobs will become union positions over the next three months due to an arbitration ruling this month that said post offices must use bargaining-unit employees at sites with reduced operating hours.

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