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US Congress Budget

House Republicans introduce plans to revive ‘Holman rule’ in Congress

The Holman rule gives lawmakers the ability to make changes to federal employees’ salaries and reduce agency staffing.

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., is interviewed about the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Language to block future Schedule F absent from compromise version of NDAA

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For 2023, federal retirees will see largest COLA increase in over 40 years

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Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill. The House used a party-line 220-207 vote to pass the legislation. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

House heightens calls to change feds’ Social Security benefits, workplace safety plans

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Bill to prevent Schedule F from resurfacing advances out of House committee

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What the House appropriations bill means for a federal pay raise

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS reform bill now avoids higher health premiums for other federal employees

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New House bill attempts to reinvigorate underperforming federal internship program

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Federal employees will pay nearly 4% more toward health premiums in 2022

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Biden formally announces plans to give employees a federal pay raise in 2022

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/zimmytws)Social Security cards and key

Another year, another step toward ditching the WEP?

Once again, there are dueling agendas to eliminate or offset the Windfall Elimination Provision, a pesky nuance that reduces Social Security benefits for…

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Another year, another step toward ditching the WEP?

Once again, there are dueling agendas to eliminate or offset the Windfall Elimination Provision, a pesky nuance that reduces Social Security benefits for…

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Omnibus endorses 1% federal pay raise, gives feds more time to repay deferred payroll taxes

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.

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