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Federal retirees get COLA bump in 2012

The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a measure of inflation that Congress adopted in the 1970s. Since then, it has resulted in annual increases averaging 4.2 percent.

Tags: pay and benefits , COLA , SSA , retirement ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 03:03pm EDT

New charges eyed for Blackwater

Federal prosecutors are considering filing weapons charges against former top officials of the Blackwater Worldwide private security company over allegations they illegally stockpiled automatic rifles at the company's North Carolina headquarters, The Associated Press has learned.

Tags: contracting , defense , Blackwater , Xe , Matt Apuzzo ,

Tuesday - 03/23/2010, 10:10am EDT

Former Archives employee pleads guilty to theft

A former National Archives employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing and selling recordings from his former employer, including an original 1937 sound recording of baseball legend Babe Ruth.

Tags: leslie charles waffen , NARA , theft ,

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 06:36pm EDT

Two Army Corps employees arrested in alleged government bribery case

Two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two others have been arrested in a bribery and kickback scheme, authorities said.

Tags: DoD , Army Corps of Engineers , bribery ,

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 02:41pm EDT

Washington Monument remains closed indefinitely

The National Park Service says the Washington Monument remains closed indefinitely to visitors because of damage sustained during last month's earthquake.

Tags: NPS , Washington monument , earthquake

Monday - 09/26/2011, 07:30pm EDT

Gov't opposes full severance pay for military gays

Two days after repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law.

Tags: military , gay rights , pay and benefits , DoD ,

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:47pm EDT

GOP's top investigator targeted by critics

Rep. Darrell Issa is finding himself in the spotlight as a target as well as the Republicans' chief inquisitor in investigations of the Obama administration, which are producing potential GOP campaign issues for 2012.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , transparency ,

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 10:58am EDT

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