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Fired federal employees have limited route for challenging dismissals

Federal employees who were fired because they did not sign up for the U.S. draft may not challenge the constitutionality of their dismissals in federal district courts, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The justices ruled 6 to 3 that Congress has set up a strict method for government employees to appeal their dismissals — first before the Merit Systems Protection Board and then the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal District — even if the claim is that the firing was unconstitutional.


Video shows federal employee bragging about lavish spending

Wasteful Spending

A video unearthed by congressional investigators has added fuel to an already raging fire over the General Services Administration’s lavish spending on employee perks and agency conferences.


Federal, congressional pay freeze bill to be considered by House this week

Public Workers Pay Freeze

The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a new bill that would freeze the salaries of federal employees, lawmakers and congressional staffers for another year.


Postal Service offers $15,000 buyouts to cut costs

Postal Service offers $15,000 buyouts to cut costs

The Postal Service is offering $15,000 buyouts to employees in an effort to cut costs at a time when the post office is being ...


Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said.


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