Tag: Current Events
A union has filed a petition to represent employees at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Average salary at the agency is $145,610 but employees are reportedly unhappy in the belief that their salaries have been lagging behind other agencies such as the FDIC and the SEC. How do their salaries compare to these two agencies and to federal employees in other agencies?
Does the public think that the Internal Revenue Service purposely destroyed email regarding the targeting of conservative groups? What do you think? Express your opinion in this survey.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that public employee unions cannot automatically deduct money from the checks of bargaining unit employees who do not choose to become a union member.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released a new report based on a year-long investigation of VA hospitals around the nation that chronicled the inappropriate conduct and incompetence within the VA that led to well-documented veteran deaths and delays.
The author provides the text of the senate bill to change the SES system at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a plea to the Congress to control its knee jerk response to allegations of misconduct at the Agency. He asks the reader to judge whether this is good or bad law and whether it supports good or bad government based on its words versus the present system.
OPM has removed the prohibition on federal employee health insurance for providing for sex change operations and “transition care” for someone who has undertaken this process.
President Kennedy inspired many young Americans to work for government and to “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” That appeal worked. President Obama has tried to emulate Kennedy by making government “cool” again. Has the promise succeeded?