Tag: Current Events

Keen Attention Helps Elderly Man

Filed in News by on August 18, 2014

San Francisco District Letter Carrier Richard Cairo was delivering mail when he noticed several irregularities in the normal schedule of an elderly customer and ultimately decided to call the police.

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These Highly Paid Federal Employees Reportedly Unhappy and Seeking Union Representation

Filed in News by on July 28, 2014

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?

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IRS Employees Suspended for Pro-Obama Activities

Filed in News by on July 10, 2014

The IRS appears to have had numerous problems with employees campaigning for Barack Obama during the last presidential election–and most of the cases are below the public’s radar.

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Did the IRS Purposely Destroy Email on Targeting of Conservative Groups?

Filed in News by on July 2, 2014

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.

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Supreme Court Upholds Right to Work Practice for Public Employees

Filed in News by on June 30, 2014

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.

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Coburn Report Reveals Extent of Problems at VA

Filed in News by on June 24, 2014

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.

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Congress Set to Reinvent the Wheel By Politicizing the SES System at DVA

Filed in News by on June 22, 2014

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.

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OPM Removes Prohibition on Sex Change Coverage Under FEHB

Filed in News by on June 16, 2014

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.

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