A bill has been introduced that would allegedly cut $5.5 billion from
the federal budget by requiring two weeks of mandatory unpaid leave for
federal employees. The bill is also designed to ensure “that federal
workers are not sheltered from the realities of life in today’s
HR 6134: Mandatory Unpaid Leave for Federal Employees
The purpose of HR 6134 is: “To provide for a 10 percent reduction in pay
for Members of Congress, to make Federal civilian employees subject to a
period of mandatory unpaid leave, and to reduce appropriations for
salaries and expenses for offices of the legislative branch, during
fiscal year 2011, and for other purposes.”
How Do You Determine Your Length of Service for Retirement?
There are many things that can affect your length of service (e.g.,
deposits, re-deposits etc.). This article covers the basic calculation
of length of service, including how sick leave is added to your length
of service for computation purposes.
For Federal Employees, The Retirement Numbers Don’t Add Up
When considering retirement, federal employees have differing opinions.
And according to a 2006 survey conducted by the Office of Personnel
Management (OPM) and the International Foundation for Retirement
Education, federal employees have contrasting answers in how they view
Spending Cut Proposal Includes Reducing Federal Employee Pensions
Every politician running for Congress professes to worry about the
country’s debt but no one is specific about what he would do, save for
rhetoric like “cut spending” or “raise taxes.” The Center for American
Progress has issued “A Thousand Cuts” to identify spending cuts that
include reducing federal employee and military pensions.