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.
Folks under the old Civil Service Retirement System, like people who get Social Security benefits, are protected from inflation. But most people on the federal pay roll are under FERS.
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.
We’ll know soon enough about the latest shutdown, but the pay raise is a little more complicated. H.R. 790 passed the House easily but has remained stagnant in the Senate since Jan. 31.
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday afternoon that guarantees back pay for federal employees impacted by 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.
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).
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.