Before the end of 2018, Congress needs solutions for seven unfinished appropriations bills, plus a definitive answer on federal employee pay.
Federal retirement systems, CSRS and FERS, have been under attack for several years, primarily because a group of House Republicans wanted to make the FERS program less costly to taxpayers and less beneficial to its retirees.
Landing half of the new Amazon HQ2 operation has even the most sophisticated inside-the-Beltway person paying attention. More than 25,000 new jobs averaging salaries of $150,000 per annum is a big deal.
Regardless of which political party wins today’s midterm election, federal workers are in relatively good shape.
House Republicans said they’ve reached a tentative deal on a federal pay raise for 2019. Federal employee unions and House Democrats, however, are cautious about the agreement.
Negotiations over a proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian federal employees have stalled in Congress, even as many agencies secure full-year appropriations for the first time in decades.
More than 40 percent of House lawmakers have gone on the record in support of a federal pay raise for civilian employees in 2019.
At one least House Republican is appealing to President Donald Trump to rescind his proposed pay freeze for federal employees next year.
President Donald Trump has announced his plans to freeze pay for federal civilian employees in 2019.
The president has a deadline that’s fast-approaching. President Donald Trump must make a determination on federal pay by Aug. 31.