Tag: Current Events

Bill Would Give Federal Workers 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Filed in Headline Archives by on January 26, 2015 Comments

Democrats in Congress have reintroduced legislation that would give federal workers six weeks of paid parental leave.

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2015 State of the Union Transcript

Filed in News by on January 21, 2015 Comments

The full transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union speech given on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

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Details of Obama’s New Parental Leave Policy Announced

Filed in News by on January 15, 2015 Comments

The White House has released more details on President Obama’s plan for giving federal employees more paid parental leave.

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Obama to Give Federal Workers Paid Parental Leave

Filed in News by on January 14, 2015 Comments

President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum this week to give federal employees at least 6 weeks of paid sick leave when having a child.

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Kicking the SSDI Can Down the Road

Filed in News by on January 12, 2015 Comments

The author says that new rules adopted by the House do not change the math of Social Security. The rules are a resolution in which the GOP tells voters that it will have the courage in the future to prevent the can to be kicked again. Whether the GOP does or not will be tested in the year ahead.

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 9, 2015 Comments

The author says that use of the penny and the nickel are rapidly losing ground to electronic currency, so much so that he says it no longer makes sense to keep them in circulation.

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The Best of 2014

Filed in News by on December 29, 2014 Comments

What were the most popular articles on FedSmith.com in 2014? From the 2015 COLA to a 1% pay raise next year, here are the articles you read the most.

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Federal Employee Job Satisfaction Hits New Low

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

Job satisfaction among federal workers is at its lowest point in 11 years according to the latest Best Places to Work rankings.

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