Tag: Current Events

Winter Vacation Deals for Feds

Filed in Headlines, News by on October 28, 2014

Escaping the cold weather is among the many reasons one might take a vacation this time of year. The author presents some vacation ideas as well as companies and websites that offer travel discounts for federal employees looking to plan their fall and winter vacations.

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FEVS Results Show Declining Trends in Employee Satisfaction

Filed in News by on October 24, 2014

OPM has released the results of the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and they suggest declining trends are present among overall job satisfaction in the federal workforce. What is your opinion – Are you satisfied with your job? Do you believe morale is declining in the federal workforce? Here is your chance to share your feedback.

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Do You Want the Day After Christmas Off?

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

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. Take this short survey and share your opinion.

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

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014

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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Grassley Expresses Alarm at Thousands of Federal Workers on Paid Leave for Months

Filed in News by on October 21, 2014

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa expressed concern this week at the findings of a new report, issued at his request, documenting that tens of thousands of federal employees were on paid leave for at least one month and several hundred employees for nine months to three years, over a recent three-year period.

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OPM Issues Guidance on President’s Long Term Unemployment Initiative

Filed in News by on October 16, 2014

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently issued guidance to Federal agencies to assist in the implementation of the President’s three-part call to action plan to address barriers to employment for the long term unemployed.

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Supporting Our Patriots in the Federal Workforce

Filed in News by on October 11, 2014

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) says federal employees haven’t received fair pay increases in years and more must be done to support them.

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Health Insurance Premiums Increasing in 2015

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

Federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see an overall average increase of 3.2% in their premiums next year.

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