Latest Civil service News

5-year sentence for bribe case involving military contracts

Dec. 07, 2021 20:35 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Georgia businessman has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.3 million in restitution in connection with a bribery case involving military transportation contracts. Darrel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty in January. Prosecutors said...

Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante to seek re-election

Dec. 06, 2021 14:31 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Treasurer John Murante announced Monday that he will seek re-election for a second four-year term. Murante, a Republican, was first elected treasurer in 2018 while serving as a state lawmaker from Gretna. “Everyday I'm honored to...

Afghan museum reopens with Taliban security -- and visitors

Dec. 06, 2021 12:14 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The National Museum of Afghanistan is open once again and the Taliban, whose members once smashed their way through the facility destroying irreplaceable pieces of the country's national heritage, now appear to be among its most enthusiastic visitors. The...

Sheriff trial date set over confrontation with Black man

Dec. 04, 2021 10:37 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer’s trail date has been set for July on two misdemeanor charges related to his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier. During a virtual Zoom hearing in Pierce County District Court Friday, Judge Jeffrey Jahns...

Unvaccinated Nevada state workers to pay insurance surcharge

Dec. 02, 2021 20:52 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will be the first state to charge state workers enrolled in public employee health insurance plans a surcharge if they aren't vaccinated. The state Public Employees' Benefit Program Board voted on Thursday to charge unvaccinated workers...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Dec. 01, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Post and Courier. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Deadbeats on the bench? SC chief justice’s order should spur magistrate reform We’ve seen a lot of evidence over the past few years that South Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of...

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Ex-Air Force worker sentenced for stealing government funds

Nov. 30, 2021 08:24 AM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former U.S. Air Force civilian employee has been sentenced to more than a year in prison and another year in home confinement after his guilty plea in a scheme to use his travel credit card to get more than $1 million in cash advances, a federal prosecutor said. ...

Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus

Nov. 29, 2021 07:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year. The agreement announced by the ver.di and dbb unions Monday also will see higher raises and...

UNM to appeal allowing grad student workers to unionize

Nov. 28, 2021 16:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico plans to appeal a ruling that graduate student employees can unionize. The Albuquerque Journal reported Sunday that UNM has filed notice of intent to appeal in 2nd Judicial District Court. ...