In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers want to hear from the Indian Health Service’s acting director about what he’s done to improve on an apparent failure of the agency to provide quality health care.
For federal workers the good news is that Congress approved a 1.9 percent raise for them despite the fact that the president wanted to freeze pay in 2019.
But if you don’t appreciate politicians trying to eliminate long-promised features of your Federal Employees Retirement System or Civil Service Retirement System packages fasten your seat belts.
If Uncle Sam kept a list of endangered workers, folks under the old Civil Service Retirement System would be at the top. Less than six of every 100 workers still on the payroll are under the system that was phased out in the mid 1980s.
Folks under the old Civil Service Retirement System, like people who get Social Security benefits, are protected from inflation. But most people on the federal pay roll are under FERS.
In today’s Federal Newscast, while some members of Congress are trying to make sure federal employees can get paid during a potential shutdown, don’t expect every member to feel sorry for them.
Could the likelihood of a government shutdown or a coast-to-coast barrier depend on what we the U.S. decide to call it? Some so-called Washington experts think it might work.
Agencies have more guidance now on how they should comply with President Donald Trump’s May executive orders on collective bargaining. Hear this and more stories in today’s Federal Newscast.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) wants to find parity in annual cost-of-living-adjustments for participants in both the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS).
Hundreds of thousands of active and retired federal and postal workers have the opportunity to pay less and get more as the health insurance hunting season runs through Dec. 10.