Tag: Current Events

Treating Feds Differently than Private Citizens?

Filed in Headline Archives by on May 28, 2014

Fish and Wildlife officials are recommending misdemeanor charges against a tree-trimmer hired by the Postal Service for violating the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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37th Los Angeles Postmaster Takes Helm

Filed in News by on May 28, 2014

Al Santos recently became the 37th postmaster of Los Angeles.

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Firing Tax Delinquent Feds Still on the Table

Filed in News by on May 22, 2014

A bill that was introduced last year to terminate federal employees with “seriously delinquent” tax debts appears to slowly be making its way through the Senate.

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Government Pays the Price for Making Fed Employees Depressed

Filed in News by on May 20, 2014

When employees are not happy, employers – often unwittingly – pay the price. The author says that federal agency managers must not lose sight of this as they strive to operate with smaller and smaller budgets.

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Drawbacks to Marco Rubio’s Social Security Proposals

Filed in News by on May 15, 2014

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) outlined a number of reforms for Social Security in a speech this week. The author says that while well intentioned, Rubio’s proposals would actually make Social Security less solvent.

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Top 10% of Income Earners Pay 68.3% of All Federal Income Taxes

Filed in News by on May 5, 2014

Comments about taxes are often long on vitriol but short on facts. Here are the latest data from the IRS about which income groups pay the most in taxes as well as each group’s share of all income taxes paid.

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AFGE Asks OMB to Forgo Collection of Back Retirement Taxes from New Federal Employees

Filed in News by on April 29, 2014

The American Federation of Government Employees is asking the Office of Management and Budget to forgo collecting back retirement taxes from new federal employees to avoid placing an undue financial burden on them.

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New Rule Allows TSP to Garnish Wages of Former Federal Employees

Filed in News by on April 27, 2014

A new regulation implements authority for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to order a non-federal employer to withhold up to 15 percent of an employee’s disposable income to pay a non-tax delinquent debt owed.

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