| Sep 1, 2014
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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,...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 1:06 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:12 PM
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,...
| Aug 13, 2014
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2014
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
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...