Tag: Current Events
Federal unions showed the largest growth rate in membership since 2008 according to recent BLS data. The author points out, however, that federal unions have been under attack from various laws and court cases which he says presents a long term challenge for unions going forward.
The big news for federal employees in the President’s recently released budget proposal was that it called for a 1.6% pay raise for the federal workforce, however, the author notes that there is a lesser known albeit important part of the budget that also affects federal workers.
Cutting government spending and reducing our federal debt is a frequent topic addressed by Republican presidential candidates. Here are some specifics from the leading candidates and how this could impact the federal workforce.
With the stock market dropping, have you started to panic? The recent volatility has left many federal employees worried about their Thrift Savings Plan holdings. The author explains what causes market volatility and what federal employees should consider doing when the stock market heads south as it has done recently.
The Postal Service reported a net profit of $307 million in the first quarter of 2016, a significant milestone for the agency which has suffered from heavy financial losses for the past several years.
What positions have the leading Democratic candidates taken that would impact federal employees? Here is a quick summary.