Tag: Proposed Legislation

Congressman Wants ‘Gender Diversity’ Option for the TSP

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 20, 2015 Comments

Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) has introduced legislation that would give federal employees the option to invest through the Thrift Savings Plan in companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to gender diversity and women’s economic empowerment. Is this a good idea?

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Want a $10,000 Bonus? A New Bill Would Reward Feds Who Report Wasteful Spending

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 19, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate that would empower an agency’s inspector general to reward federal workers who identify wasteful or fraudulent spending with a bonus.

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New Bill Aims to Cut Federal Workers’ Prescription Drug Costs

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 19, 2015 Comments

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) has introduced legislation aimed at improving federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits available to federal workers, retirees, and their families through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

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Federal Employee Pay and the Budget Process

Filed in News by on May 11, 2015 Comments

Two different budget proposals on opposite ends of the political spectrum were pitched by lawmakers on the road to the budget proposal that was recently approved by Congress. What did these proposals have to say about your pay and benefits?

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Lawmakers Want the Government to Stop Paying Dead People

Filed in News by on April 23, 2015 Comments

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would simplify the process for identifying people who have died and cutting off the flow of federal benefits to them.

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Legislation Would Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

Filed in News by on April 23, 2015 Comments

Congressman Jeff Miller (F-FL) is introducing legislation that would give the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary sweeping new authority to fire corrupt or incompetent employees for cause.

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House Fails to Pass Bill That Would Fire Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

The House failed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prohibit federal employees with delinquent taxes from remaining on the job.

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Federal Employees Collectively Owe Over $3.5 Billion in Taxes

Filed in News by on March 24, 2015 Comments

A new report from the IRS shows that current and former federal employees collectively owe $3,539,203,480 in unpaid taxes as of the end of FY 2014.

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