Tag: Current Events

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

Filed in News by on October 22, 2014 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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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‘You Saved My Mother’s Life’

Filed in News by on September 26, 2014 Comments

Santa Ana District’s South Main Station Letter Carrier Eddie Meneses was on his appointed rounds when he helped an elderly woman who had fallen on her porch.

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Sailing Through Airport Hell

Filed in Headline Archives by on September 24, 2014 Comments

Members of Congress may have helped create the nightmare that is flying in America after September 11, but they no longer have to endure it.

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Obama Signs Temporary Funding Bill

Filed in News by on September 19, 2014 Comments

President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday that was passed by Congress this week to keep the government funded through mid December and avert any potential shutdown.

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