Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

October 22, 2014 7:41 PM Comments

Should you get the day after Christmas off this year? Federal employees are asking the president to issue an executive order to make it an extra paid holiday.

COLA Announced for 2015: It’s 1.7%

October 22, 2014 9:29 AM Comments

The COLA next year for many federal retirees and Social Security recipients will be 1.7%.

Administrative Leave for ‘Underperforming’ Feds at Top of Coburn’s Annual Wastebook

October 22, 2014 9:24 AM Comments

Gambling monkeys, massages for rabbits, and paid leave for federal workers who are “underperforming or even engaging in criminal mischief” – these are some of the projects listed in Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Wastebook 2014, the annual list of wasteful government projects put out by the Senator.

America’s Perpetual State of Emergency

October 22, 2014 10:50 PM Comments

Never let a good crisis go to waste: The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency. Thirty separate emergencies, in fact.

GOP Lawmakers Want Answers For Federal Paid Leave Lasting More Than One Year

October 22, 2014 10:53 PM Comments

Two leading Republican members of Congress have asked 17 federal agencies featured in a new report to account for hundreds of employees they have sidelined on paid leave for a year or more.

GOP Pushes on Lost IRS Emails

October 22, 2014 10:55 PM Comments

House Republicans on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of barring them from interviewing an official they call key in learning about the loss of ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails.

Man Apprehended After Scaling White House Fence In Latest Security Breach

October 22, 2014 10:54 PM Comments

A man was apprehended after he scaled a White House fence Wednesday night, the latest security breach at a time when the Secret Service faces increased scrutiny over its ability to protect the president and his residence.

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1.7% COLA for Retirees... What About Current Federal Employees?

This is the time of year for learning more about expenses and income for 2015. What pay raise can federal employees expect to receive with the COLA increase and how does this compare to the increase in FEHB premiums?

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Wastebook 2014: What Washington Doesn't Want You To Read

Gambling monkeys, massages for rabbits, and paid leave for federal workers who are “underperforming or even engaging in criminal mischief” – these are some of the projects listed in Senator Tom Coburn’s (R-OK) Wastebook 2014, the annual list of wasteful government projects put out by the Senator.

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