The Senate will craft a stimulus bill very different from that of the House, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services could get bailout help from Congress this week.
The prospects of a 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees next year seems more likely.
New draft regulations from the Office of Personnel Management will ensure employees and annuitants experience no major interruptions to their federal health, dental, vision and life insurance during future government shutdowns.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senators say they’re still fielding complaints from VA health employees who say they don’t have enough support to work safely.
While the Postal Service fights to stay solvent, its workforce of more than 600,000 employees has encountered a slew of challenges to deliver a volume of packages that sometimes rivals what they handle during the agency’s peak holiday period.
When they eventually retire, 99% of all current federal-postal workers will depend on their Thrift Savings Plan to provide a substantial portion of their future lifetime income.
Facing the possibility of furloughs next month, some employees at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are looking for temporary work or a new job altogether. Others plan to tap into their retirement savings and Thrift Savings Plan to stay afloat.
Citing the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing economic uncertainty, the Trump administration said Monday it will cancel the highest honors for career civil servants this year.
A bipartisan group of House members say civilian employees should earn a 3% federal pay raise next year, a figure that matches what military members are on track to receive in 2021.
The Office of Personnel Management will propose new regulations establishing Des Moines, Iowa, a new brand new locality pay area. The move will impact at least 2,500 employees in the region.
Congress is in a tug-of-war itself over immigration policies, and the bargaining chip is a $1.2 billion bailout that must come by Aug. 3 or else.
A lot of people who retired last year or earlier this year probably wish they hadn’t. Most are living on less.
The latest budget proposal from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government made no mention of a federal pay raise in 2021. In their silence, House appropriators are essentially deferring to the president’s proposed 1% pay raise for federal employees next year.
The president is already planning for a 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees for 2021, but Congress may — if it has time — pass its own proposal before the year ends. A House appropriations markup on Wednesday may give federal employees a glimpse at what’s to come.