While most feds oppose WEP and GPO, today’s guest columnist said he’s looked at the background, crunched the numbers and in his opinion they are fair.
Given the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and on prices, it is unlikely that retirees who get cost of living adjustments most years will be getting a COLA in January 2021.
Congress — most of it, anyway — returns to Washington with a long agenda. At the top of the list is what will be in a fourth stimulus bill if there is one.
They say that the coronavirus is a threat to all of us regardless of who we are and where we live – we are all in the same boat. But are we really?
VA Undersecretary for Benefits Paul Lawrence joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to describe what he’s hearing and telling the veterans.
For obvious reasons, nobody has a handle on where cost of living adjustments or health care costs/insurance premiums will end up.
Under the Heroes Act, the $3 trillion coronavirus relief package House Democrats unveiled Tuesday, eligible federal employees would keep teleworking through the end of the year, while those working on the frontlines of the government’s pandemic response could receive up to $10,000 in additional premium pay.
An independent assessment by the Defense Business Board found DoD’s chief management officer is “nearly unanimously” viewed as ineffective — partly because the CMO was never set up for success.
In a letter to House leadership, a group of congressional Democrats said new paid parental leave benefits should extend to federal employees who recently had or will have a new child before the original Oct. 1 implementation date.
A new bill from Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) would allow federal employees to federal employees can hold onto the annual leave they may have to forfeit at the end of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Other lawmakers, including a bipartisan group of nearly 20 senators, are advocating for hazard pay for certain frontline workers.
The Social Security Administration said it’s still working with its payroll provider to fully implement and administer emergency paid sick leave benefits under a new coronavirus relief law. But federal employee unions say the delays are confusing given their experience with other agencies.
The Pentagon told its contracting officers and contract administrators to boost the amount of money it pays vendors in the form of progress payments as one way to increase their cash flow amidst a sagging economy.
A bipartisan coalition in the House is putting pressure on the Senate and White House to approve emergency funding for the Postal Service before it runs out of cash in the coming months.
More families are paying rent in two places and losing childcare as the coronavirus outbreak continues.