Tag: Current Events
The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association (NARFE) has started a web page devoted to opposing the projected 52% increase in Medicare Part B premiums.
The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The author describes how this agency operates and also a recent discrimination case it oversaw against a federal contractor.
The author says that in addition to burning the government’s borrowed money, a shutdown will harm businesses large and small, take money out of the pockets of working men and women, reduce tax revenues, disrupt communities, and generally make a mess.
Health insurance premiums for 2016 may go up about 7% for 2016. But, for those in new self plus one option, costs may decrease about 6% according to a government estimate.
Federal employee unions have become a target in the presidential campaign, and one candidate is proposing to eliminate the ability of federal employees to join unions. Here is a summary of the proposals and how much federal employee unions have contributed to politicians.
With Congress back in session this week, John Hatton, deputy legislative director for NARFE, told FedSmith.com that his organization has several priorities in terms of legislation it wants to see passed by Congress to help federal employees, including avoiding another government shutdown and interest rate cuts to the TSP’s G Fund.