Tag: Current Events

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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State Department Spokesman Warned of Private Email Risks in 2011

Filed in News by on March 12, 2015 Comments

Mark C. Toner, then Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, made comments at a Daily Press Briefing on June 2, 2011 regarding the use of private email by government officials. The comments may have been largely insignificant at the time, but they provide an interesting perspective today in light of questions that have arisen about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account as Secretary of State.

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Funding the Federal Government with the G Fund

Filed in News by on March 8, 2015 Comments

As we quickly near the latest debt ceiling limit for the federal government, the G fund will again by eyed as a temporary way to continue government spending.

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President’s Day… or Washington’s Birthday?

Filed in News by on February 13, 2015 Comments

Monday is a holiday, “[T]o insure a minimum of five regularly recurring 3-day weekends each year for Federal employees.” Here is how and why this holiday came to be celebrated.

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