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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, NASA announces it will be running a test flight of a crewed commercial space craft some time in July.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, which give federal employees a 3.6 percent pay raise in 2020.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department releases its much anticipated community care standards, which lay out what veterans are allowed to get medical treatment from non-VA doctors.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senate Democrats have brought forth a companion to a new bill from House Democratic leaders, which calls for giving civilian federal employees a 2.6 percent pay raise.
In today’s Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump hints that another government shutdown is likely after funding runs out again in three weeks.
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.
The Senate cleared the first hurdle in preventing a partial government shutdown on Dec. 21.
Congress has less than a week before funding for some federal agencies expires on Dec. 21. Will the government close? Will federal employees get a pay raise in 2019? There are many possibilities and few clear answers.
If white collar feds get a pay raise in January, pat yourself on the back — if you’re a member of a union, managers group or retiree association, that is.