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  • Health-care cost may change in Sunrise

    The city of Sunrise is looking to lower the cost of health care for itself and city employees. One of the first steps would be a self-funded model of health care. City commissioners voted in a new policy — effective Jan. 1 — that they hope...
  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • Wilton Manors employees getting big pay hikes

    Wilton Manors employees getting big pay hikes
    It's going to be a good year financially for city employees, but only a so-so one for taxpayers. All city employees will get up to a 6 percent raise this year – up to 7 percent for police officers – with 60 employees receiving significant...
  • OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash

    OPM allows fed workers to hang on to health cash
    Federal employees will be allowed to carry money on their health savings accounts into the next year following a months-long lobbying effort by Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and other lawmakers in the region. Some 323,000 federal workers set aside a...
  • Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains

    Islamic State's secret weapon in Iraq? Wheat, other grains
    For Salah Paulis, it came down to a choice between his faith and his crop. A wheat farmer from outside Mosul, Paulis and his family fled the militant group Islamic State early last month. The group overran the family farm as part of its offensive that...
  • Pension 'spiking' to cost CalPERS nearly $800 million, controller says

    Taxpayers and local governments are on the hook to pay nearly $800 million stemming from "legal" pension spiking over the next two decades, the state controller said Tuesday. The price tag came as Controller John Chiang issued a new audit of the...
  • Port truck drivers seek support from a city pension board

    Port truck drivers on Tuesday told the managers of the biggest pension system for the city of Los Angeles that they should closely examine their investment in a trucking company that they claim illegally fired them when the drivers pressed their claim for...
  • Pension spiking could cost CalPERS nearly $800 million

    SACRAMENTO — A legal way to increase pensions by boosting the final pay of retiring state and local government workers could drive up public employee pension costs in California by as much as $796 million over the next 20 years, the state controller...
  • Malloy Shouldn't Count On State Workers' Support

    The conventional wisdom that Jonathan Pelto's failure to get on the ballot means that unionized state employees will vote for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is overstated. Malloy has squandered any goodwill he had with the rank and file members. Politics 101...
  • 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...