The Trump administration’s 2020 budget proposal includes significant changes in federal employee retirement programs, most of which are cuts but with one exception.
The 2020 president’s budget request keeps federal IT spending in 2020 about level with 2019. And the Analytical Perspectives on the budget released Monday indicate all is not well.
The detailed version of the President’s 2020 budget request includes a series of familiar pay and retirement cuts and a wide variety of proposals designed to change the way agencies compensate, hire, manage and reward both current and future federal employees.
Sen. James Lankford says whatever retirement changes occur should only apply to new hires. Hear this story and more in today’s Federal Newscast.
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.
The commander of the nation’s top cyber security agencies — the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command — will not confirm that he has recommended the two agencies split from one another next year.
The annual winter presentation of the president’s budget is akin to other ancient rituals which have since lost their original purpose.
Guest columnist Jeff Neal says there is not a lot of room on the congressional calendar this fiscal year to have a serious discussion about civil service issues.
As the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to implement a new version of its community care program, lawmakers will also debate whether VA is spending too much on private care at the expense of other agency priorities.
With more of what to expect from Congress, The Firewall Editor in Chief David Hawkings joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.