18,709 VA Employees Make $180,000 or More

By Ali Meyer, cnsnews.com

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has 59,297 employees – 17.3 percent out of 342,089 workers total — that make $100,000 or more in yearly salary, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Among those employees, 18,709 of them earn a salary of $180,000 or more.

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OPM Director Archuleta Promotes Public Service Recognition Week, Quiet on Federal Employees Performing Union Business

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuelta is one of several high-level bureaucrats that are promoting Public Service Recognition Week, and will participate in a town hall meeting to discuss “the value of government service and the dedicated men and women who deliver that value on behalf of the American people every day.”

Hatch Act Modifications Reflected in New OPM Rule

By Ralph Smith, FedSmith.com

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a final rule in the Federal Register pertaining to the Hatch Act which governs political activity of federal employees as well as a number of state and local government employees. The new rules implement the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012.

Is Government Work A Full-Time Job

Investor’s Business Daily

A new study of government data says that since Oct. 1, federal workers, including bureaucrats and members of Congress, have worked less than three-fourths of the time. To which we respond, how can they tell?

Federal employees retiring in increasing numbers

By Rahat Husain, The Washington Times

According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), more federal employees retired in 2013 than in the past several years. The number of government employee retirement applications received last year was 114,697.