Tag: Proposed Legislation

One Congressman Wants Federal Employees to Use Uber to Get Around

Filed in News by on September 24, 2015 Comments

Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) has introduced legislation that would require some federal agencies to sell cars that they own and encourage federal employees to instead use ride-sharing companies such as Uber or Lyft for their transportation needs.

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‘Locality Pay Equity Act’ Introduced In Congress

Filed in News by on September 22, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to ensure that there is only one local wage area within a locality pay area. What impact would this legislation have on federal employees’ pay if it were enacted, and what brought about the introduction of the legislation? The author explains what you need to know.

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Will You Be Forced To Pay Into Medicare?

Filed in News by on September 21, 2015 Comments

Congress is considering a bill that would require postal retirees to enroll in Medicare Parts B and D or lose their Federal health insurance. Is this the future for all Federal retirees?

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One Congressman Wants to Cut Off Lawmakers’ Pay During Government Shutdowns

Filed in News by on September 19, 2015 Comments

One Congressman has introduced legislation to prevent future Members of Congress from being paid in the event of a government shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Pay Federal Employees During a Shutdown

Filed in News by on September 16, 2015 Comments

Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) has introduced legislation to ensure federal employees get paid in the event of a government shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Filed in News by on September 15, 2015 Comments

Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are introducing companion legislation to go with a a House bill introduced earlier this year that would give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

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Depriving Feds of Rights Is Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Filed in News by on August 11, 2015 Comments

The House of Representatives recently passed a bill making it much easier to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The author says that while well intentioned, the bill is taking the wrong approach, and he outlines the main problems he sees with the legislation.

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Could There Be a Higher Annuity in Your Future?

Filed in News by on August 5, 2015 Comments

Congressman Michael Honda (D-CA) has re-introduced the CPI-E Act of 2015 which would adopt a measure of inflation more tailored to the costs of older Americans. What impact could this have on your annuity?

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