President Barack Obama issued an executive order Monday approving the 1 percent pay raise for federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2014. This ends the three-year federal pay freeze.
John Hudak and Phil Wallach with the Brookings Institution will discuss the top federal government issues in 2013, and what’s ahead in the new year. December 20, 2013
Ty Cooper, the OGE chief information officer, said a new voice over IP, virtual desktop interface and the move to Windows 7 will enable employees to take advantage of more workplace capabilities. December 19, 2013
A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission identified six signficant obstacles facing women in the federal workforce, including a disparity in pay and difficulty advancing into higher-level management positions.
If the proposed budget deal becomes law, new federal workers will see a total of 10.6 percent of their salaries automatically withheld from their paychecks to cover their retirement benefits. That could lead to them contributing less or not at all to their voluntary Thrift Savings Plan accounts, experts said.
Julie Perkins and Jenny Mattingley host a roundtable discussion of the big issues in the federal government and what’s ahead for 2014. December 6, 2013
The Office of Special Counsel, the agency tasked with investigating federal-agency whistleblower claims and protecting whistleblowers, themselves, from retaliation has seen demand for its work skyrocket in the wake of recent legislative changes. Now, Carolyn Lerner, the head of the OSC, said she hopes the small agency’s budget will keep pace.
Walton Francis, author of the Checkbook Guide to the Health Plan for Federal Employees, and NARFE’s David Snell will answer your open season questions. November 20, 2013 (Encore presentation November 27, 2013)
Debra Roth hosts a roundtable discussion of federal law enforcement issues, and how agency interaction has changed since 9/11. November 15, 2013
Tony Vergnetti will host a roundtable discussion of open season and the options available for federal workers. November 1, 2013
When House and Senate lawmakers kicked off formal budget negotiations this week for the first time since the government shutdown ended, both Republicans and Democrats said replacing sequestration, the blunt across-the-board budget cuts, with an alternative plan would be a top priority. The sticking point remains how to pay for it. Federal-employee unions and advocacy groups fear federal pay and benefits will once again be on the table.
Jenny Mattingly, hosts a rountable discussion of the government shutdown and its impact on feds. October 18, 2013
NARFE’s Jessica Klement and Federal Times senior writer Sean Reilly will talk about the government shutdown and its impact. October 16, 2013
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the American Foreign Service Association and others rally against any potential or real proposals to change how the government calculates cost of living adjustments. The groups propose using the CPI-E formula to measure the impact of inflation on retirees, veterans and others.