Saturday - February 22, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 12 items )  

BLS Issues County Employment, Wages in Kansas for 2nd Quarter 2019
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: Employment rose in 3 of the 4 largest counties in Kansas from June 2018 to June 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. (Large counties are those with annual average employment levels of 75,000 or more) Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that employment increased 2.6 per  more

BLS Issues Women Earnings in Colorado for 2018
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: In 2018, Colorado women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $908, or 84.9 percent of the $1,069 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 201  more

BLS Issues Women Earnings in Missouri for 2018
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mountain Plains Regional Information Office issued the following news release: In 2018, Missouri women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $763, or 80.7 percent of the $946 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Stanley W. Suchman noted that the 2018   more

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Access Extended to More Veterans Beginning January
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri, Dec. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force (509th Bomb Wing) issued the following news: According to the Department of Defense, starting Jan. 1, 2020, all service-connected Veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war (POW), and individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible Veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) can use commissaries, exchanges, and   more

Corps Awards Contract to Continue Interim Repairs on Levee Systems
OMAHA, Nebraska, Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District awarded a $12 million construction contract to Klutina River Contractors of Irvine, Calif. Friday to continue interim repairs on the Missouri River Levee System L-594. The focus of this contract will be the closure of two of the outlet breaches on the levee system directly west of Thurman, Iowa. The third and final breach that would then remain on the  more

Corps in Kansas City Declares End to 2019 Flood Event on Missouri River
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 16 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: By order of Col. Bill Hannan, the commander of the Kansas City District, the Emergency Operations Center activation level returned to Level IV - normal operations - today. The district has been continuously activated since March 13, 2019 - 279 days which marks the longest duration declared flooding event in district history. As of Wednesday last week, all Missouri River stages within the Kansa  more

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Names New Denver Branch Executive
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 18 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and Chief Executive Officer Esther L. George on Tuesday announced the appointment of Nicholas Sly as Assistant Vice President and Branch Executive of the Kansas City Fed's Denver Branch office, effective Jan. 1, 2020. George shared the news with business and civic leaders at an event hosted at the Federal Reserve's Denver Branch office.   more

FEMA: Flood Insurance - a Critical Part of Preparedness for Missourians
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, Dec. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Now is a good time for Missourians to consider buying flood insurance. Many Missourians are still working to recover from the widespread flooding of 2019. In some areas of the state, dealing with flooding and its aftermath has been a constant since March. More than 1,750 claims have been filed by flood insurance policyholders in Missouri alone. F  more

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Issues Order on Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the following order (MDL No. 2666): In Re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation Transfer Order Before the Panel: Plaintiff in the Western District of Missouri Williams action listed on the attached Schedule A moves under Panel Rule 7.1 to vacate our order conditionally transferring the action to the District of Minnesota for inclusion in MDL No. 2666. Defendants 3M Company, Arizant H  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: USDA Invites Input on Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Dec. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Missouri office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) (https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/mo/programs/financial/eqip/stelprdb1240732), USDA's flagship program that helps producers plan and implement 1  more

Release Schedule for the Kansas City Fed's Labor Market Conditions Indicators
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 18 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: The Kansas City Fed's Labor Market Conditions Indicators (LMCI) are two monthly measures of labor market conditions based on 24 labor market variables. One indicator measures the level of activity in labor markets and the other indicator measures momentum in labor markets. The release schedule for 2020 is as follows. The release will be posted at 10 a.m., Central Time, on the Kansas City  more

Release Schedule for the Kansas City Financial Stress Index
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 20 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City began a monthly release of the Kansas City Financial Stress Index (KCFSI) in August 2009. The index is a monthly measure of stress in the U.S. financial system based on 11 market variables. The release schedule for 2020 is as follows: View table at https://www.kansascityfed.org/~/media/files/publicat/newsroom/2019/final_2020schedule.pdf Note tha  more