Tag: Current Events

57% of Federal Employees Are Satisfied with Their Pay

Filed in News by on October 8, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the full results from the 2015 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey. Responses indicate that federal employees are increasingly satisfied with their pay.

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NARFE Sets Up Web Page and Letters to Protest Medicare Part B Premium Increase

Filed in News by on October 7, 2015 Comments

The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) has started a web page devoted to opposing the projected 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums.

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2015 Sammies Award Winners Announced

Filed in News by on October 7, 2015 Comments

The Partnership for Public Service will present eight Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies) tonight to federal employees whose outstanding achievements have improved the lives of others.

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50th Anniversary Celebration of a Little Known Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

Filed in News by on September 28, 2015 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The author describes how this agency operates and also a recent discrimination case it oversaw against a federal contractor.

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Shutdown Redux: (Borrowed) Money To Burn

Filed in News by on September 25, 2015 Comments

The author says that in addition to burning the government’s borrowed money, a shutdown will harm businesses large and small, take money out of the pockets of working men and women, reduce tax revenues, disrupt communities, and generally make a mess.

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Winners and Losers Under New Health Insurance Premium Options

Filed in News by on September 17, 2015 Comments

Health insurance premiums for 2016 may go up about 7% for 2016. But, for those in new self plus one option, costs may decrease about 6% according to a government estimate.

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Are You Safe at Work?

Filed in News by on September 14, 2015 Comments

Some recent incidents highlight the need for federal employees to remain alert to the presence of possible violent actions in their workplaces. The author offers some tips you can use to stay safe in your daily work routine.

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Proposals Emerging to Restrict Power and Influence of Federal Employee Unions

Filed in News by on September 14, 2015 Comments

Federal employee unions have become a target in the presidential campaign, and one candidate is proposing to eliminate the ability of federal employees to join unions. Here is a summary of the proposals and how much federal employee unions have contributed to politicians.

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