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Opinion: Gripping Reality; The GOP (STILL) Hates You

Note:  This Article (provided below and unchanged) was first published March 2, 2013.  We are republishing it in the wake of the Mr. Trump’s controversial election (lost popular vote by three million, associated Russian cyber hacking, conflicts of interest, etc…) and…

AFGE Sues OPM Over Data Breach

Breaking News:  The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) announced yesterday, June 29, 2015, that it filed a class action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) concerning the recent massive data breaches of federal employee, retiree, and contractor…

Due Process in Federal Service

MSPB Issues Comprehensive Report and Explanation As senior level Employee and Labor Relations Specialists, we can directly attest to the fact federal employees are routinely fired (removed from federal service).  This Merit Systems Protection Board report supports our view.  The MSPB…

BREAKING: Republican House Passes Federal Pay Cuts

Republican Budget Will Cut Take Home Pay of Current Federal Employees 5 Percent The first round (not the only round) of Republican proposals significantly cutting real take-home pay of federal employees (as opposed to future cuts in pay or benefits) passed…

The Vitter Protocol

Hey Congressional Staffers! How does it feel to be treated like a federal employee? It sucks. Doesn’t it? #ShutdownTheGOP #p2 #wiunion — The Informed Fed (@InformedFed) October 1, 2013 Welcome Aboard Congressional Staffers! As I type, the recent Republican Vitter…

Opinion: A Long Dark Road for Federal Employees

While federal employees once actually supported the pay freeze on the basis of “doing their part,” such support has deteriorated as the pay freeze appears permanent and additional proposals such as furloughs, pay cuts, overtime cuts, and increased benefits premiums begin to compound and drive federal employee pay down to levels not seen in decades. Federal employees have learned that being a public employee and a Republican are mutually exclusive.

AFGE “Emergency Meeting” a Bust

When sources told The Informed Fed AFGE was holding an “Emergency Meeting” for Union presidents concerning pending furloughs and pay cuts, we sort of laughed.  Having been a vocal, and some would say militant, union president during the Department of Homeland…

Inside Sources: AFGE Emergency Meeting Today

Inside sources reported to The Informed Fed that AFGE President J. David Cox has called an “emergency conference call” for ALL AFGE local union presidents regarding furloughs and sequestration impact on federal employees.  Let’s just hope AFGE breaks out of it’s traditional…