petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
6/6/15 8:37 a.m.

Because I'm surprised no one mentioned that 4-million federal employees had their personnel records hacked. Still waiting to find out if SWMBO or my step-son were one of the "lucky" ones.

The_Jed
The_Jed UberDork
6/6/15 8:40 a.m.

Just read about that in the paper last night.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro UberDork
6/6/15 9:05 a.m.

There's federal employees on here.

They don't post on the weekends so that they will have something to do at work.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad Dork
6/6/15 9:17 a.m.

In reply to Trans_Maro:

Um, ouch dude.

And yeah, I heard about this already. Not much to be done about it though. And it seems the way things are going people who haven't had their "personal information" hacked are going to be a minority soon.

Besides, who would want to steal my identity. Poverty isn't something to desire.

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro UberDork
6/6/15 9:46 a.m.

Sorry, forgot the in my post.

oldopelguy
oldopelguy SuperDork
6/6/15 10:07 a.m.

I think I'm still on the free identity theft monitoring from the last time our information got hacked. We find out next week individually if our personal information we compromised again.

impulsive
impulsive Reader
6/6/15 10:16 a.m.
They don't post on the weekends so that they will have something to do at work.

along with the rest of the soft handed desk jockeys here.

and berkeley china

oops almost forgot -

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
6/6/15 11:24 a.m.

In reply to KyAllroad:

"Besides, who would want to steal my identity. Poverty isn't something to desire."

It helps to have a verifiable alias when committing crimes like opening bank accounts to launder money, taking out loans, or filing fraudulent tax returns for a refund. You should probably be a little concerned. Enough, atleast, to have flags set up on credit checks. I can think of a lot reasons to be someone else that are even less benign.

Entropyman
Entropyman Reader
6/6/15 11:41 a.m.

This has happened before in my agency except it wasn't a "hack". It was someone getting their computer, loaded with employee personal information, stolen. Been getting free credit monitoring for years. This is much more widespread but same stuff different day really.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/6/15 12:38 p.m.

sssshhhhhhh, we don't talk about those things. We may be listening to us.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
6/6/15 1:02 p.m.

We're way ahead of the Feds. My agency accidentally auctioned off hard drives hard drives with all our info a couple years ago.

wbjones
wbjones MegaDork
6/8/15 6:16 a.m.
petegossett wrote: Because I'm surprised no one mentioned that 4-million federal employees had their personnel records hacked. Still waiting to find out if SWMBO or my step-son were one of the "lucky" ones.

maybe they're just accustomed to it, and it's no big deal anymore ?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 PowerDork
6/8/15 8:16 a.m.

I think about half of the "working" people in this country are Federal employees, which is extra sad when you consider that 99% of the real work happens in the private sector.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/8/15 8:26 a.m.
pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
6/8/15 8:26 a.m.

I think I read that 80% of Americans have had their personal records hacked, and 20% are about to.

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
6/8/15 9:44 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: I think I read that 80% of Americans have had their personal records hacked, and 20% are about to.

Hey if anyone wants nekkid pixors of me all they need to do is ask. No need to steal them.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 PowerDork
6/8/15 11:24 a.m.
Flight Service wrote: In reply to 1988RedT2: About 15.6% total government and less than 2% Federal Government

Let us not muddy the waters with facts here, mister! I was pretty close!

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/8/15 1:49 p.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2:

RX Reven'
RX Reven' Dork
6/8/15 2:32 p.m.
Flight Service wrote: In reply to 1988RedT2: About 15.6% total government and less than 2% Federal Government

Hi Flight Service,

FWIW, your link doesn’t work for me.

Anyway, I thought our current GE/P (government employee / population) was at 6.9%. This is good news in the sense that during every administration going back to Reagan, the number was in the low seven percent range but this is bad news relative to long term historical averages which were around four percent flat.

I wish I could access your link to understand the 15.6% as it’s more than twice my number which is supposed to include all federal, state, and local employees. Perhaps my number doesn’t include military and / or some other stuff.

PHeller
PHeller PowerDork
6/8/15 4:41 p.m.

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/data-analysis-documentation/federal-employment-reports/historical-tables/total-government-employment-since-1962/

(numbers in thousands)

http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/

I got almost 13%

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/8/15 10:37 p.m.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/8/15 10:37 p.m.

This is my favorite of all the graphs. Gets those states rights guys all in a twist. Yelling at someone in DC is alot easier than yelling at the guy screwing you next door.

Flight Service
Flight Service MegaDork
6/8/15 10:37 p.m.

HiTempguy
HiTempguy UberDork
6/9/15 12:29 a.m.

You have to admit though, a lot more is done locally now.

We have crews of three people out picking garbage And using leaf blowers to get all the crap off the grass and medians and blowing it into the street for street sweeping.

Its almost mind blowing how many city jobs there are!

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