A provision in the 2021 omnibus spending package gives federal employees a full 12 months to repay the payroll taxes that have been deferred from their paychecks this fall. The spending package also silently endorses the president's original plan to give civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise next year.
Federal employees were in the spotlight for much of the Trump administration. The drama was stressful at times, but perhaps it shed more light on what federal employees do and where they work.
Government funding, a potential Covid-19 relief deal, the annual defense policy bill and a federal pay raise are all unresolved items as Congress heads into a pivotal week before it's scheduled to go home for the holidays.
The status of a pay raise – or freeze – for 2021 is still unclear. Plus, here are a few other provisions federal employees should watch as 2020 comes to a close.
Should feds be recognized with a modest pay raise? Or, despite performing unseen round-the-clock vital services, should they bite the bullet like so many unemployed Americans?
Crazy question for the career federal workforce in this crazy year. Please consider it carefully. And the question is this: can you afford a pay raise this year?
Senate Republicans included a federal pay freeze for civilian employees in their 2021 appropriations bills. So where do things stand now?
Senate Republicans released the drafts of 12 appropriations bills Tuesday morning. One of the bills includes a federal pay freeze for civilian employees, senior executives and political appointees in 2021.
Federal News Network reviewed the track records and campaign policies for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's where they stand on the issues important to federal employees, including pay, benefits and government oversight.
You may be working harder, but at least you're probably spending less.
Every year thousands of federal workers turn down an extra 1%-4% or more contribution from the government to their TSP account because they can't afford it.
Normally this time of year, the issue of a federal pay raise in the following January is sort of a big deal.
A 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees looks more likely with every passing day. But when it comes to next year's paycheck, the president's planned payroll tax deferral throws a wrench into things.
The prospects of a 1% federal pay raise for civilian employees next year seems more likely.