Archive for June, 2012

White House Increases Staff Payroll

By on June 30, 2012 in Current Events with 14 Comments

The White House released its annual staff salary report late last Friday. Total 2012 payroll for 468 employees is $37,834,589.

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Legislation Introduced to Repeal Healthcare Mandate

By on June 29, 2012 in Current Events with 20 Comments

Just one day after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the health care law, 120 House Republicans have proposed legislation to eliminate the mandate to purchase insurance.

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What Impact Will the Health Care Ruling Have on Federal Employees?

What impact will the recent Supreme Court decision on Obamacare have on federal employees?

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White House: Federal Employees Need a Pay Raise

By on June 28, 2012 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 215 Comments

In a statement issued by the Office of Management and Budget, the White House has indicated strong objection to the notion of federal workers going without a pay increase in 2013.

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House Votes to Place Holder in Contempt of Congress

By on June 28, 2012 in Current Events with 56 Comments

The House voted Thursday to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for not complying with a congressional subpoena.

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law

By on June 28, 2012 in Current Events with 171 Comments

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the health care law, saying that the individual mandate is valid as a tax.

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Moran Introduces SES Reform Legislation

By on June 27, 2012 in Current Events with 10 Comments

Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) has introduced legislation to implement reforms within the Senior Executive Service to address issues such as SES pay and the SES rating system.

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What’s the Difference Between Postponed vs. Deferred Retirement?

By on June 27, 2012 in Retirement with 27 Comments

Are you thinking about leaving federal service before you are eligible for an immediate FERS retirement? You need to know the difference between a postponed and deferred retirement.

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Will an Agency Need a Crystal Ball In Order to Win a Removal Case in the Future?

The appeals court has sent an appeal back to the arbitrator with instructions to consider evidence that came up after the personnel action was taken in reaching his final decision on appropriateness of the removal penalty.

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Calculating Your 2013 COLA

By on June 25, 2012 in Current Events, Retirement with 43 Comments

How much of an increase will federal retirees get in their retirement annuity in January 2013? Probably not much.

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