Several members of Congress have declared the President’s proposed cuts to federal employee retirement “dead on arrival,” while at least one Republican has expressed more of an interest in developing a new system for prospective employees.
House Democrats have again reintroduced legislation that would guarantee paid family leave for federal employees to care for a new child or sick family member. This time, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act would guarantee up to 12 weeks of time.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a federal retiree who says the state of West Virginia unfairly taxed his annuity income.
President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by the partial government shutdown.
The House passed a bill Friday that would guarantee back pay to more than 800,000 federal employees who missed a paycheck Friday.
In today’s Federal Newscast, an alliance of 30 federal employee organizations are urging the president to end the partial government shutdown.
A package of bills from House Democrats would reopen government, provide full-year funding for most federal agencies and give civilian employees a pay raise in 2019.
The House has passed its own continuing resolution that would fund all of government through Feb. 8 and provide $5 billion toward the southern border. The CR is reportedly a tough sell in the Senate, setting up further anxiety and uncertainty ahead of Friday’s partial shutdown deadline.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection issues Accenture a partial stop work order to pause its nearly 300 million dollar contract to hire more border patrol agents.