The NY Post published a piece recently quoting a Federal union official to the effect that there would be payback for any problems caused by sequestration. The Author suggests the Post get a grip on its reporting and that Federal unions might just want to read up on the law and some ancient history.• Leave a Comment
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- Coburn: Freeze Hiring for Selected Federal Jobs to Help Ease Budget Burden
- Coburn Urges USDA to Cancel Wine Tasting Conferences
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has sent a second letter to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget saying that applying the cost of the average annual salary of a new federal position could potentially avoid furloughs for 52 current federal workers in essential positions.• Leave a Comment
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would extend the pay freeze on the federal workforce through 2013.• Leave a Comment
- Sequestration Lowering Morale, Increasing Desire to Retire?
- A Perfect Storm for Federal Employee Pay and Benefits
- Will a Furlough Affect Leave Accrual and Retirement Annuity Benefits?
In a recent survey, most of those responding expect to be furloughed, do not expect to receive pay for the days they are furloughed, and think that the event will have a significant impact on their finances.• Leave a Comment
OPM has announced closure of federal offices in Washington, DC for Tuesday, January 21st.• Leave a Comment
- Political Reality and Federal Employee Conferences
- Bringing Travel Budgets 'Back to Reality'
- Robotic Squirrels, Starbucks, and Marijuana 'Munchies': Highlights from Wastebook 2012
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) sent a letter this week to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack urging him to cancel two upcoming conferences that Coburn feels are an example of unnecessary spending when sequestration is threatening agency budgets.• Leave a Comment
The White House issued a statement on the House GOP plan to temporarily fund the government and extend the pay freeze on the federal workforce that stopped short of threatening a veto should it pass both the House and Senate.• Leave a Comment
- FedSmith.com Users Unimpressed with OPM's Retirement Processing
- The OPM Retirement Processing Backlog
- OPM Sets Retirement Claims Processing Record for 2012
The outstanding inventory of retirement claims jumped 14% in February according to the latest monthly status report from OPM.• Leave a Comment