The military's largest payroll provider said it will collect taxes that were deferred from employee and servicemember paychecks last year over the course of 24 installments in 2021. Other payroll providers have indicated they'll collect the 2020 deferred taxes from their employees on a slightly different schedule.
For a brief review of the outgoing Congress and what we might expect from the next, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller.
A pandemic, economic downturn and months of skepticism didn't change the plans the president issued last February, when he informed Congress of his intention to give most civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise in 2021.
In an extraordinary New Year’s Day session, the Republican-controlled Senate easily turned aside the veto, dismissing Trump’s objections to the $740 billion bill and handing him a stinging rebuke just weeks before his term ends.
President Donald Trump formalized a 1% across-the-board federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2021 via an executive order, which he signed Thursday night with hours to spare before the start of the new year.
VA deferred collection of these overpayments to give veterans financial relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DoD will spend $23 billion on housing allowances in 2021, for an average increase of just under 3%. But the increases — or decreases — vary dramatically by locale. Here's the full list of which areas will see the biggest BAH changes.
The Navy crushed its retention goals for 2020, most likely because of COVID-19.
A whole swath of professions will lose special pay if Congress can't override the NDAA veto.
The disappointments associated with federal workers' lower pay raises this year pale in comparison to the challenges that many in the private sector are wrestling with.
In the President’s Pay Agent’s annual report to Congress released Dec. 17, the three presidentially appointed leaders emphasized the same concerns about the shortcomings of the GS system that many before them have and called on lawmakers to make significant changes.
Here’s the choice: Money or quality of life. Maybe not much of a choice if getting a smaller salary in return for a less hectic environment would actually be stressful. Whatever, work-at-home feds may soon…
The latest COVID-19 relief package drew on some of the lessons agencies and lawmakers learned in implementing the first round of loans, payments and direct aid earlier this year. The IRS, for example, will receive access to the Social Security Administration's death master file in hopes of more accurately disbursing economic stimulus payments.
A provision in the 2021 omnibus spending package gives federal employees a full 12 months to repay the payroll taxes that have been deferred from their paychecks this fall. The spending package also silently endorses the president's original plan to give civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise next year.