The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.
As the public was told in 2008, elections have consequences. The new administration will have different priorities than the Obama administration. One new Congressional rule will allow cutting the workforce or cutting federal employee salaries in specific agencies.
Will there be a government shutdown? Will Congress derail the annual federal pay raise? A continuing resolution is in process but funding expires on Friday.
What is in the president’s budget for the federal workforce? Here are several highlights.
The House budget committee released its 2016 budget proposal last week, largely bereft of any specifics of proposed changes to federal pay and benefits. A new report, however, is shedding some light on these details.