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  • 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...
  • State Workers Won't Be Charged In D-SNAP Fraud Case

    Prosecutors have decided not to file charges in an emergency food stamp fraud case involving nearly 200 state employees who claimed federal benefits in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Three months after the August 2011 storm ravaged Connecticut,...
  • 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...
  • Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits

    Four Boca Raton city employees sign up for domestic partner benefits
    Just short of a year since Boca Raton extended city benefits to domestic partners of city employees last September, exactly four employees have signed up their partners, according to the Boca Raton City Clerk. Two of them are opposite-sex couples and...
  • Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it. After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...
  • City moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • OPM releases rules for phased retirement

    OPM releases rules for phased retirement
    Bob Fireovid, a national program leader at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, has been planning to retire in late September. But now that the Office of Personnel Management has finally released its long-awaited guidelines on phased...
  • Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

    Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules
    Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone. The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
  • 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...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law

    Wisconsin Supreme Court hands Gov. Walker a victory on labor law
    Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the state’s tough law that hobbled collective bargaining rights for most public employees, a decision that buoys the reelection campaign of Gov. Scott Walker, who used the law to...
  • Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition

    Coast Guard center reconsiders hiring plans after union opposition
    The Coast Guard is reconsidering plans to take on contractors to help process boat permits amid objections from a federal workers' union. Officials at the Coast Guard's National Vessel Documentation Center, which issues permits for boats, are...