Posts Tagged: GPO

Windfall Elimination

http://www.psretirement.com/windfall-elimination-reductions/ The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) only impacts individuals who earned a pension in any job and did not pay Social Security taxes, but worked long enough in other jobs to be eligible for Social Security Retirement or benefits due to disability. The Windfall Elimination Provision impacts Social Security benefits when any of an employee’s… Read more »

Government Books: Gifts You Can Open Again and Again

In this busy holiday season many are looking to simplify their lives and give more meaningful gifts. With many of us pitching in to buy retirement gifts for our fellow govies who are taking early out offers and the continued salary freeze for government salaries, our gift-giving budgets are tight. So if you are looking… Read more »

Like Steve Jobs, Government can “Think Different”

The following is the original version of a shorter post originally published on GPO’s Government BookTalk blog on October 11, 2011. On October 5, 2011, we lost one of America’s great geniuses of innovation, Apple’s founder and CEO, Steve Jobs. From the beginning, Steve Jobs seemed to “Think Different” than everyone else, which made Apple’s… Read more »

GPO turns 150 – Check out our special series!

The Government Printing Office turned 150 years old this year. Did you know, GPO actually opened the day President Lincoln was inaugurated? Federal News Radio has put together a cool multimedia series looking at GPO’s history. Web editor and fellow GovLooper Jolie Lee was responsible for the project and it turned out great! Definitely be… Read more »

Accessing PACER Cases Free of Charge

A procedure for accessing full text judicial decisions free of charge on PACER — the U.S. federal courts’ database of court decisions and litigation materials — has been posted by Mark Rosch. The procedure has been recently discussed by Nick Moline of Justia. Oddly, this procedure does not seem to be mentioned in the FAQ… Read more »

Daily Dose: Google and GPO Let You Get Your Gov Read On

C’mon – you know you’re nerdy enough to review the Federal budget on your Nook. Well, now you can. Ed. O’Keefe in his Federal Eye blog reports that GPO and Google inked a deal to make government documents available in Google’s eBookstore: Google, GPO strike an e-Book deal Here are a few details from Ed:… Read more »

Wash on Authentication as a User-Centric Activity

Mike Wash, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has posted Authentication Is a User-Centric Activity, on his blog, The WashBoard. Mr. Wash’s post identifies key issues respecting the authentication of digital government information — including U.S. federal legal information — and discusses GPO’s approach to authentication. For other recent discussion of… Read more »