SEC Investor Alert: Fraudsters May Target Federal Government Employee Retirement Plan Participants

July 31, 2017 The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and Broker-Dealer Task Force are warning the more than 5 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants, and investors in other federal government employee retirement plans, that investment scam artists may pretend to be affiliated with a government agency.  Federal government agencies, including the […]

Trump Upset Promises Massive Change in Government

Donald Trump has pulled off a major upset over Hillary Clinton to become president-elect. So the question becomes how will his presidency affect Postal and Federal workers? Let’s hear your  thoughts. Trump has promised to institute a governmentwide hiring freeze on his first day in office and to change civil service laws to ease the […]

Postal Workers not included in Executive order allowing Feds Christmas Eve off

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty for half-day on Thursday, December 24, 2015, with pay and without a charge to leave, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential […]

OPM Announces Steps to Protect Federal Workers and Others From Cyber Threats

OPM Announces Steps to Protect Federal Workers and Others From Cyber Threats July 9, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving Federal background investigation data and the steps it is taking to protect those impacted.  Throughout […]

Business as usual for USPS on Dec 26

12.11.14 – President Obama’s Executive Order only applies to “executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government.” The Postal Service will treat December 26, 2014 as a normal business day. Under federal statute, the Postal Service is “an independent establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States,” and not an […]

President grants feds day after Christmas – will USPS follow suit with postal employees?

Postal workers not included in the Executive order allowing Feds an extra day off for Christmas (December 5, 2014) President Barack Obama has issued an Executive order excusing executive branch non-Postal Service employees from duty on Friday, December 26, 2014, with pay and without a charge to leave, except those who, in the judgment of […]