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U.S. Labor Department: Labor Day Dedicated To Social and Economic Achievement PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Friday, 04 September 2015 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Labor Department has posted information about the history and influence of Labor Day on its website.

The site says Labor Day "is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."

The information can be found at dol.gov/laborday/history.htm.

N.C. Congressional Delegation Hosts N.C. Business & Economic Development Summit PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's congressional delegation will host a post-Labor Day summit to discuss transportation and job creation issues.

The two-day summit will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, September 8 and 9 in Washington D.C.

The agenda, posted to the website of Rep. Richard Hudson is as follows:

 Tuesday, September 8th – NC Focus: Transportation

12:45pm-1:15  Registration & Material Pickup*

1:20 – 1:30      Opening Remarks*

1:30 – 4:10      Presentations by guest speakers*

4:20 – 5:10      Transportation Leadership Panel*

5:15 – 6:00      North Carolina Delegation Congressional Briefing*

6:00 – 6:45      Networking Session

Wednesday, September 9th – NC Focus: Economic Growth and Job Creation

8:00am – 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 – 11:10    Presentations by guest speakers*

11:15 – 11:55  Breakout Sessions*

12:00 – 12:20  Final presentation by guest speaker*

12:25 – 12:35pm Closing Remarks*

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:50
Office of Personnel Management Recommends Federal Workers Avoid D.C. Offices During Pope's Visit PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 05:17

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Thousands of people, thousands of vehicles, media everywhere. That's the expectation when Pope Francis visits Washington D.C. September 22 through 24. And things could be so dicey that the Office of Personnel Management has issued a memo recommending federal workers take the days off or work from home.

Pope Francis will speak before Congress and meet with President Obama during the visit. Worldwide media are expected to be along for the trip.

The memo from Acting Director Beth Cobert can be found at https://www.chcoc.gov/content/impact-2015-visit-his-holiness-pope-francis-washington-dc-commuters

Letter From President To Congress About Pay Hikes For Federal Civilian Employees PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - This week President Obama asked Congress to raise the pay of federal civilian employees. In a letter to Congress, the president made his case.

The text of the letter, as released by the White House, is below.


Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President):

I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2016.

Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative pay plans for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare," I view the adjustments that would otherwise take effect as inappropriate.

Accordingly, I have determined that it is appropriate to exercise my statutory alternative plan authority under 5 U.S.C. 5303(b) and 5304a to set alternative January 2016 across-the-board and locality pay adjustments. Specifically, I have determined that for 2016, across-the-board pay increases will be 1.0 percent. Also, I will make a decision by November 30, 2015, regarding an alternative plan for locality payments under 5 U.S.C. 5304a. The alternative plan for locality payments will be limited so that the total combined cost of the 1.0 percent across-the-board base pay increase and the varying locality pay increases will be 1.3 percent of basic payroll, consistent with the assumption in my 2016 Budget. These decisions will not materially affect our ability to attract and retain a well-qualified Federal workforce.

The adjustments described above shall take effect on the first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2016.




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