On the inaugural episode of Eye on Washington, Jessica welcomes John Hatton, staff vice president at the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees to talk about the most important issues facing feds today.
Jessica and John discuss the likelihood of the President’s proposed 5.2% pay raise for Feds going into effect in 2024, as well as the political realities surrounding the federal pay raise. And speaking of politics, the two also discuss the federal government’s return to work policies, and the driving forces behind the move by the Biden administration and Congress to get Feds back to the office.
No discussion with NARFE would be complete without a legislative update on the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Will this finally be the year Congress takes action to repeal or reform these provisions? Tune in to find out.