Compiled by SHRM Online staff
8 Million to Gain Legal Status in Senate Immigration Bill, CBO Says
About 8 million immigrants living unlawfully in the U.S. would initially gain legal status under sweeping legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate, the Congressional Budget Office said June 18, 2013, adding that the bill would push federal deficits lower in each of the next two decades.
The Young Won't Buy ObamaCare
Young, healthy adults spend an average of $854 a year on health care. ObamaCare would require them to buy insurance policies expected to cost roughly $5,800. Why would they sign up for ObamaCare, especially since the alleged penalties will be negligible and likely unenforced?
SEAL Team 6 Could Include Women by 2016 Under Pentagon Plan
The Pentagon has said women will be able to compete for positions within Special Operations Forces like SEAL Team 6. The transition won't be simple, officials warn.
IRS to Pay $70M in Employee Bonuses
The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
These Five Things Will Destroy Your Retirement
Forty-six percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement and 40 percent of Baby Boomers plan to work until they die. Why, in the great prosperous country of America, are so many faced with doomed retirement dreams?
Should Nurse Practitioners Be Able to Treat Patients Without Physician Oversight?
About a third of all states already allow nurse practitioners to practice without the supervision of a physician. But nursing groups and other health-care interests are lobbying for laws that would allow nurse practitioners the same degree of autonomy in additional states.
Hiring Guards as Young as 18 May Have Fueled Baltimore Jail Scandal
The scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where 13 female guards were indicted in April for essentially handing over control of the jail to gang members, may be partly the legacy of a short-lived state experiment of hiring corrections officers as young as 18. Seven of the 13 officers accused of smuggling drugs and cellphones for the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) were barely out of high school when they became corrections officers.
W.Va. Mine Safety Lab Creates Disasters to Train
The Running Right Leadership Academy is a $23 million training complex dedicated to teaching miners how to avoid injury and death in any disaster, and in one of the most dangerous work environments. It’s a place where crises can be created but controlled, giving miners realistic preparation for the day they hope will never come.