President Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden for a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase for the federal workforce. Here is a copy of the letter describing the pay adjustments to take place in January 2015.
OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.
Prohibited personnel practices outline what federal managers may not do when it comes to their employees. The author highlights 13 specific examples of these prohibited actions federal employees should be aware of.
Modified Divorce Ruling Handed Down Before Retirement Must Be Considered In Deciding Survivor Annuity
In yet another case involving the current wife and ex-wife fighting over a federal retiree’s survivor’s annuity, the appeals court finds error in handling by OPM and MSPB and bounces the case back for another round. See why.
San Francisco Postal Police Officers Raymond Tam and Harry Leung were providing security at a USPS booth during the city’s Chinatown Lunar New Year Festival, attended by thousands of people, when they noticed a five-year-old girl standing alone next to the booth.