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Stories with subject: Civil service
  • Kansas lawmakers approve changes for civil service system 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:58 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas is expected to reduce the number of state workers covered by its civil service system after the Republican-dominated Legislature approved a bill Tuesday making it easier for state agencies to reclassify jobs.

  • Kansas Senate approves bill dealing with public pensions 
    Updated: May-05-15 8:26 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to rewrite the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring.

  • Court strikes down big chunk of public-employee pension cuts story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-15 7:49 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that some of the 2013 cuts to public-employee retirement benefits are unconstitutional, wiping out much of the savings lawmakers were aiming for and likely raising pension costs for state and local governments.

  • North Dakota Legislature ends with measure unresolved 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:05 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Legislature ended its 2015 session Wednesday after spending a record amount of cash but leaving unresolved a measure that affects public employee benefits.

  • China denies exodus of bureaucrats amid anti-graft drive 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 5:07 am

    BEIJING - A Chinese official publicly denied Friday rumors of an exodus of bureaucrats from the civil service following reports of widespread discontent over poor working conditions and an anti-corruption drive.

  • ND Senate rejects bill on insurance benefits in new plan 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 11:37 am

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - The North Dakota Senate on Thursday rejected a House bill meant to ensure that thousands of public employees receive the same health benefits when their insurance coverage switches to another company this summer. The vote was 46-0.

  • US working with Champlain College for online education 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 6:25 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - The federal government is working with Vermont's Champlain College to provide online educational and training opportunities to millions of federal civilian employees and their dependents at up to 70 percent off the regular cost, officials said Monday.

  • Panel reviews bill to alter pension fund, tackle liability 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:37 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - A Republican-backed bill that would significantly change the Nevada Public Employees' Retirement System got a closer review Wednesday from a legislative money committee, as rooms nearly full of opponents looked on.