Your Federal Life — Apr. 17, 2024

The Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset have both been around for decades. The two provisions reduce and sometimes eliminate Social Security benefits for some federal retirees. But just in the last few months, a bill to repeal them has been gaining unprecedented traction. To go over the details, Federal News Network’s Drew Friedman spoke with NARFE’s staff vice president John Hatton.

Plus, agencies and unions have a September deadline to finalize their plans for recreating labor-management forums. The forums are a way for labor and management officials to collaborate and respond to employee concerns, before they escalate. To help agencies create their implementation plans for the forums, the Office of Personnel Management is offering guidance. Federal News Network’s Drew Friedman got more from OPM’s Deputy Associate Director for Accountability and Workforce Relations, Tim Curry.