Tag: Proposed Legislation

Legislation Proposes to Put Increased Restrictions on Federal Employee Unions

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 4, 2016 Comments

The “Federal Employee Rights Act” would put significant restrictions on the financial stability of federal employee unions and require a majority of employees in a bargaining unit to vote in favor of union representation.

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Should Federal Buildings Be Required to Provide Lactation Spaces for Visiting Nursing Mothers?

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 4, 2016 Comments

Should federally owned or leased buildings be required to provide private lactation spaces for female visitors? One lawmaker thinks they should.

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Legislation Would Privatize 30,000 Federal Jobs

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 3, 2016 Comments

Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is introducing legislation that would remove 30,000 federal employees from the government’s payroll while simultaneously turning much of the nation’s air traffic control system over to an independently operated, non-profit corporation.

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Legislation Introduced to Bolster Rights of Federal Employees Serving in Sensitive Positions

Filed in News by on February 2, 2016 Comments

Two Members of Congress have introduced legislation that is intended to protect certain due process rights of federal employees serving in security sensitive positions.

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Would the Administrative Leave Act of 2016 Fix the Administrative Leave Mess?

Filed in News by on February 1, 2016 Comments

The author discusses the recently proposed Administrative Leave Act of 2016 and what it potentially means for federal employees. He says the legislation is a solid proposal that could help fix a challenging situation facing HR managers within the federal community.

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Would the American Savings Act Impact the Thrift Savings Plan?

Filed in News by on January 31, 2016 Comments

The American Savings Act would create a new organization that may be popular with many Americans. How would creating such an organization impact the TSP?

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The TSP is Popular; Should a Similar Program Exist for Other Americans?

Filed in News by on January 28, 2016 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan is one of the most popular benefits available to federal employees. Should a comparable program modeled after the TSP be set up for all Americans? One Senator from Oregon thinks so.

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House Passes Bill to Restructure Pensions and Allowances Paid to Former Presidents

Filed in News by on January 14, 2016 Comments

The House passed legislation this week that would restructure the annual pensions and personal allowances paid to former presidents.

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