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New House bill attempts to reinvigorate underperforming federal internship program

The bill, known as the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act, attempts to improve the federal internship experience, ensure students get…

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

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Federal employees will pay nearly 5% more toward health premiums in 2021

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A bill to make the payroll tax deferral optional, and others worth watching

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Federal employees can’t opt out of payroll tax deferral, agency says

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House appropriators stay silent on federal pay for 2021

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Pandemic or not, civil servants deserve our appreciation today and every day

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Kiss your pay raise, COLA goodbye? Again

NARFE president Ken Thomas says last year’s White House budget proposal “breaks promises to both current and future retirees.”

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Congress agrees to 3.1% federal pay raise in 2020 spending bill

A 3.1% federal pay raise is a key feature of one of two “minibus” spending bills, which congressional appropriators unveiled Monday evening. Both the House…

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Federal employees could be ‘very close’ to long-awaited paid parental leave win

Congress and the White House have struck a deal to include 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal employees in the upcoming defense authorization bill. But the program would only grant parental leave, not paid time off to care for a sick family member, as originally envisioned by House Democrats.

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