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Commandant Of U.S. Marine Corps Tapped As Joint Chiefs Chairman PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:37

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. will have a new job after just seven months as Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Associated Press reports that President Obama will formally nominate the seasoned military professional as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The official announcement is expected Tuesday.

Dunford must be confirmed the U.S. Senate to replace Army General Martin Dempsey.

 
Judge Allyson Duncan Takes Helm Of Federal Judges Association PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:38

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Allyson Duncan has a new gig. Duncan, of Raleigh, will serve a two-year term as president of the Federal Judges Association.

The group represents more than 1,000 judges. Its website states:

"The Federal Judges Association (FJA) is a national voluntary organization of United States federal judges, appointed pursuant to Article III of the Constitution, whose mission is to support and enhance the role of its members within a fair, impartial and independent judiciary; to actively build a community of interest among its members; and to sustain our system of justice through civics education and public outreach."

Duncan has been on the federal bench for more than a decade, having been nominated in 2003 by former President Bush.

Duncan holds a law degree from Duke. She was a member of the state Court of Appeals before moving up to the federal bench.

 
Is The Federal Government On the Verge Of Retirement Tsunami? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Conventional wisdom says aging Baby Boomers are about to trigger a retirement tsunami for the feds, but a new survey conducted by federalnewsradio.com shows that the opposite could be occurring.

Data from an online survey indicates large numbers of retirement-age federal workers are delaying leaving the work force. That information has at least one personnel expert concerned. Ron Sanders of Booz Allen Hamilton told federalnewsradio.com he sees a "retirement bubble."

"You have a fairly substantial number of folks who are postponing retirement, and I think that can only last so long. I worry about the trough that's behind them, because we have now been managing the federal government's workforce largely through hiring freezes and attrition through the better part of half a decade. ... We've been through that before and we know the negative consequences of that."

The full story, including data and charts, can be found at federalnewsradio.com.

 
Rep. G.K. Butterfield Statement On Confirmation of Durham Native Loretta Lynch As Attorney General PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 April 2015 05:34

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Durham native Loretty Lynch is now Attorney General of the United States, the first black female to hold the post of chief law enforcement officer of the United States. Both of North Carolina's U.S. senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, voted against Lynch's confirmation.

First District Congressman G. K. Butterfield, whose district includes parts of Durham, released the following statement. Butterfield is also chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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“Today is a historic day for our country as Loretta Lynch, a North Carolina native, becomes the first African American female to serve as our nation’s top law enforcement official.  Her experience and qualifications will be of great value as she leads the Justice Department in defending the abiding principles of the U.S. Constitution.

“Ms. Lynch is the choice of President Obama, she is the choice of the Congressional Black Caucus, and she is the best choice for all Americans.

“I applaud today’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States of America.”

 
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