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Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job

Sometimes it doesn't pay to do the right thing. Just ask John Chevilott, a former public-works employee in Wayne County, Mich., who earlier this month found a loaded, snubnosed revolver while mowing grass in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood, turned it in and was promptly fired. "It was damaged, so it... Read More »

Small Town Treasurer Stole More Than $53 Million, Feds Claim

Small Town Treasurer Stole More Than $53 Million, Feds Claim

DIXON, Ill. -- The former financial officer for the small northern Illinois city of Dixon stole millions of dollars more than originally thought, federal prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced plans to try to seize Rita Crundwell's trucks, boats, horses and even theunborn foals she owns. A federal grand... Read More »

Arizona State Workers Can Get A Pay Hike, If They Give Up Protections

Arizona State Workers Can Get A Pay Hike, If They Give Up Protections

Some say it's a devil's bargain. Arizona government employees, who have suffered recent pay cuts, could get a 5 percent raise. All they have to do is give up many of their civil service protections, reports Stateline. Gov. Jan Brewer's "personnel reform" proposal, if it becomes law, would strip away much of... Read More »

Plenty of Labor Opportunities at the Labor Dept.

Plenty of Labor Opportunities at the Labor Dept.

These days, the term "humble civil servant" can be a bit of a misnomer. The U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL) currently has more than 100 job openings -- and some of them, like the Information Technology Specialist in Washington, D.C., and the Mine Safety and Health Specialist in Arlington, VA, come with six-figure... Read More »

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