Tag: Current Events

Air Traffic Controllers Propose System Reform: Put Us In Charge!

Filed in Headlines, News by on April 29, 2015 Comments

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) reportedly supports the “defederalization” of air traffic control as a boon to safe air travel and suggested an air traffic controller-owned organization apparently operated as non-profit or a quasi-government outfit. Why might NATCA want to see anything less than a complete privatization of the air traffic system?

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Who Should Be the Next President?

Filed in Headlines, News by on April 28, 2015 Comments

Who would you prefer to see elected as the next President of the United States? Here is a chance to express your opinion in the early stages of the political process.

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House Fails to Pass Bill That Would Fire Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

The House failed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prohibit federal employees with delinquent taxes from remaining on the job.

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Melting Walls and Social Security Numbers for Dead People: Highlights From the New ‘Waste Watch’

Filed in News by on April 9, 2015 Comments

Congressman Steve Russell (R-OK) is continuing the practice of former Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) of putting out a periodic report highlighting wasteful government spending. Here is a sampling of items identified by the Congressman.

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Is Your Agency Among the Most Innovative in Government?

Filed in News by on April 1, 2015 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service has released its annual rankings for the most innovative agencies in the federal government. Which agencies were rated the highest?

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Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes

Filed in News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

A new report from the IRS shows that current and former federal employees collectively owe $3,539,203,480 in unpaid taxes as of the end of FY 2014.

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Will a New Budget Cut G Fund Interest Rates?

Filed in News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

Will budget negotiations for fiscal year 2016 negatively impact the Thrift Savings Plan used by federal employees for their future retirement? One proposed change could impact the value of participants’ investments in the G Fund.

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank: Travel Deals for Families

Filed in News by on March 23, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal worker or another employee struggling to find spring break deals, this list of resources and tips can help you find a more affordable spring break getaway this year.

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