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Federal Employees News Digest : March 18, 2013
41,103, up from 36,062 at the end of last month, and the highest since the end of September 2012, when OPM reported 41,176 claims still to be processed. To see more, go to: www.opm.gov/ about-us/budget-performance/strategic- plans/retirement-processing-status.pdf. More pledge for 2013 Telework Week More than 135,000 workers pledged to telework during this month's third annu- al Telework Week, the sponsor of the event said. The yearly initiative, this year held March 4-8, was created to encour- age government agencies, businesses and individuals to try teleworking for a week. The number of Telework Week pledges in 2013 was almost double the 71,000 pledges who participated in the event in 2012. Last year the federal government was responsible for 94 percent of those pledges, the event's organizers said at the time. The Mobile Work Exchange, the pub- lic-private partnership that sponsors the event, said this year's participating teleworkers collectively saved $12.2 mil- lion in commuting costs and prevented 7,842 tons of pollutants from entering the air. The group said if those workers teleworked for a full year, they would save $612 million. Mobile Work Exchange, which changed its name from the Telework Exchange earlier this year, said it is compiling a report that will contain full details on the results of this year's effort, which it will release April 30 at its Spring Town Hall Meeting. To see more, go to: www.mobilework- exchange.com/. NTEU says sequester squeezing ports of entry One union head this month said that sequestration already is slowing passenger and commercial traffic at U.S. ports of entry. To demonstrate her point, National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley in a press release ref- erenced news reports that outline a "doubling in processing time for two in- bound international flights at Orlando International Airport and potential delays of up to five days for container cargo inspection at the Port of New York and New Jersey. " Kelley said such reports will become common in weeks ahead. "There is no escaping the reality that sequestration is having serious effects on the traveling public and on vital commerce," Kelley said. "These impacts will only get worse the longer sequestra- tion continues, especially as the busy summer travel season approaches." Kelley said NTEU anticipated that all 24,000 Customs and Border Protection employees represented by the union, as well as the agency's managers and March 18, 2013 Vol. 62, No. 33 6 Visit us on the Internet at www.FederalDaily.com continued from page 5 One Website... Breaking News Policy Reference Legal Updates Job Listings Forums Career Blogs Retirement Strategy Pay & Bene ts Guidance Financial Planning ...Hundreds of Resources www.FederalDaily.com Check in daily to: • Read headlines and top stories, including breaking policy news • Find job opportunities and federal resources inside FedCentral • Join the conversation with 50,000+ feds in the Federal Soup forums • Shop for federal benefts and retirement guides in the FedStore continued on page 10
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