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  • Think twice before rollover from the federal Thrift Savings Plan

    The federal government offers an excellent defined-contribution retirement plan for its employees, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). As is common with corporate plans, the government offers a matching program for employee contributions. Members of the...
  • Wants To Include State Workers In 'Haves' Category

    Letter writer John Deden might have started off on the right track in his letter "Injustice And Revolt" [Aug. 22, courant.com], but lost all credibility when he failed to include state and government workers as belonging to the "haves" group when he urged...
  • Blame Teachers, State Workers, Police?

    The police wearing military gear. Not the fault of the rioters throwing bottles and rocks at them. Let's blame teachers, state workers and the police. Thousands of young women having children out of wedlock and those children growing up without fathers....
  • Who's minding public pensions?

    Who's minding public pensions?
    In September 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a modest pension reform measure that tried to close some of the loopholes that could inflate pensions. Last week the board of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, diluted...
  • Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board

    Eight Los Angeles public employee unions have taken their fight with Mayor Eric Garcetti into a new arena by seeking to curtail his power to select who can serve on a panel that decides the city's biggest labor disputes. Unions representing police...
  • Where do FBI employees live? It's anyone's guess

    Where do FBI employees live? It's anyone's guess
    In the battle to lure the new FBI headquarters to Prince George's County, state officials frequently point to a study that finds the largest share of the agency's employees live in Maryland. The only problem with the statistic: It doesn't take into...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • State Workers Get A Pass In Food Stamp Fraud Case

    Prosecutors sent the wrong message in deciding not to file criminal charges against nearly 200 state employees who appear to have fraudulently claimed emergency food stamp benefits after Tropical Storm Irene hit Connecticut in 2011. The state...
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
  • As I've been saying, what part of 'shall not be diminished or impaired' don't our lawmakers understand?

     
    Breaking news: The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that subsidized health care premiums for retired state employees are protected under the Illinois Constitution, signaling potential trouble for an overhaul of pension benefits that’s also being...