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Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

By on January 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Financial Fitness: Your New Year’s Resolution

For many people, the new year represents a fresh start. The author provides some suggestions on how to develop long lasting financial goals to put you on a path towards a comfortable retirement.

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CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

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.

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How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

By on January 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How To Quickly Reduce Federal Employee Salaries and Agency Programs

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.

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Political Intrigue: Will Congress Derail 2017 Pay Raise? Will Government Shutdown?

By on December 7, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Political Intrigue: Will Congress Derail 2017 Pay Raise? Will Government Shutdown?

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.

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House Budget Committee Releases 2017 Budget Proposal

By on March 15, 2016 in Agency News, Retirement with 138 Comments
House Budget Committee Releases 2017 Budget Proposal

The House Budget Committee has released its FY 2017 budget proposal. Unlike past budgets, this one lacks some of the direct targeting of federal employees through proposed cuts, but it still includes some proposals that are applicable to federal workers. Here is a summary of these proposals.

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Obama’s Budget Proposes 1.6% Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workforce

By on February 9, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 90 Comments
Obama’s Budget Proposes 1.6% Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workforce

What is in the president’s budget for the federal workforce? Here are several highlights.

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AFGE Wants a 5.3% Pay Raise in 2017

By on February 4, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 139 Comments
AFGE Wants a 5.3% Pay Raise in 2017

How much of a pay raise should federal employees get in 2017? President Obama thinks it should be 1.6%, but the American Federation of Government Employees thinks it should be 5.3%. What is your opinion?

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1.6 Percent Pay Raise for 2017 to be Proposed

By on February 3, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 85 Comments

The president’s budget proposal for 2017 is expected to include a 1.6% federal pay raise for federal GS employees. The budget may be released as early as next week.

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Exactly How Would the 2016 House GOP Budget Impact Your Pay and Benefits?

By on March 24, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 25 Comments
Exactly How Would the 2016 House GOP Budget Impact Your Pay and Benefits?

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.

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Sanders: No Chained CPI to Appear in Obama Budget

By on January 16, 2015 in Retirement with 6 Comments

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Friday that the chained CPI will not be a part of President Obama’s next budget.

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