Tag: Proposed Legislation

Should the TSA Be Expanded to Cover All Modes of Transportation?

By on September 23, 2016 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should the TSA Be Expanded to Cover All Modes of Transportation?

Should the TSA cover more than just airline travel? Some in the Senate think that it should and have introduced legislation to expand the agency to cover all forms of public transportation.

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House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber

  on September 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
House Passes Bill To Reimburse Federal Workers For Uber The House unanimously passed legislation on Thursday that would require the General Services Administration (GSA) to issue regulations clarifying that federal workers should be reimbursed for using transportation services like Uber and Lyft – or any similar technology that emerges in the future.

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Push Continues in Congress to Allow Federal Employees to Use Ride Sharing Services

By on September 18, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 3 Comments
Push Continues in Congress to Allow Federal Employees to Use Ride Sharing Services

Congress has introduced several bills recently that are designed to encourage federal employees to use ride sharing services such as Uber when traveling or commuting.

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Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

By on July 17, 2016 in Human Resources with 32 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Facilitate the Removal Process of Federal Employees

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would limit the amount of time federal employees have to appeal adverse actions. Ironically however, another House bill introduced at the same time would help strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

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Bill Would Offer Some Federal Employees Higher Rates of Pay

By on July 14, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 20 Comments
Bill Would Offer Some Federal Employees Higher Rates of Pay

A bill introduced in the Senate this week would offer incentives to expand federal hiring in remote areas in which federal agencies are facing challenges to hire employees to fill job vacancies.

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House Postpones Consideration of WEP Reform Bill

By on July 13, 2016 in Retirement with 59 Comments
House Postpones Consideration of WEP Reform Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee has not advanced a bill that would have reformed the Windfall Elimination Provision as it applies to Social Security benefits of federal employees.

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Senate Introduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

By on July 13, 2016 in Agency News, Human Resources with 5 Comments
Senate Introduces Legislation to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Companion legislation has been introduced in the Senate to accompany a House bill that would expedite the removal process of VA employees for poor performance or misconduct.

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GOP Senators Move to Ban State Department Officials From Using Private Email Servers

By on July 12, 2016 in Current Events with 37 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would prohibit all State Department officials from using private email accounts and servers to handle sensitive and classified information going forward.

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Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

By on July 11, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 18 Comments
Bill Passes House to Block Performance Awards for Many Senior Execs

An appropriations bill passed by the House contains an amendment that would ban performance bonus payments for many senior executives. The Senior Executives Association is confident the prohibition against bonuses will be removed before being signed into law.

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2017 Pay Raise Silently Advances, But House Bill Would Block Some Bonuses

By on July 10, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 62 Comments
2017 Pay Raise Silently Advances, But House Bill Would Block Some Bonuses

A major funding bill has passed the House for 2017. By not addressing a federal pay raise for most federal employees, the likelihood increases for implementing the largest federal pay raise since 2010, but the bill would also block bonuses for many in the Senior Executive Service.

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