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.
Individuals enrolled in the Office of Personnel Management's free identity protection service don't need to take action while recompetes its existing contract over the next six months. OPM's existing contract was supposed to expire on Dec. 31, 2018.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) wants to find parity in annual cost-of-living-adjustments for participants in both the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS).
In today's Federal Newscast, in it's annual report for 2018, the IRS' Criminal Investigation division explained how it is maintaining enforcement despite not having as many agents as it used to.
The 2.8 percent cost of living adjustment coming this January for millions of retirees will be the biggest catch-up-with-inflation increase in years.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees released its scorecard lawmakers this week according to how they voted on various legislation in the 115th Congress which the organization deemed beneficial or of concern to its members.
The Voice of America has fired or proposed to terminate 15 individuals following investigations that found the individuals had accepted improper payments from a foreign official.
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.
After several years of premium rate increases that reached as high 6.4 percent, participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program will see more modest increases in 2019.
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The CSRS and FERS programs are considered the jewel in the crown of federal civil service benefits but the Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. NARFE's Jessica Klement and John Hatton join host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn to discuss what the organization is doing to protect all federal benefits, including the retirement plan. September 18, 2018
The Trump administration wants to cut costs in the giant federal retirement program by totally eliminating future COLAs for FERS retirees. If it becomes law the 2019 COLA would be the last.