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AFGE has scheduled a number of meetings at resorts and a national conference with discounted Disney tickets in Orlando Florida in September. How many attendees will be on official time and government paid travel and per diem is anyone’s guess. The author suggests that for every day a union representative spends at this conference, up to three might not have to be furloughed. Does this affect your pay?
Recent events involving a wide range of agencies are adding fuel to the “perfect storm” for federal pay and benefits. For those looking for positions, salaries or names of federal employees in agencies currently being cited in news media, FedsDataCenter.com will provide much of the information.
Both parties have recently proposed a “chained CPI” to calculate future changes to the COLA for calculating the cost of retirement increases. How much of an impact would this have on your future retirement?