The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.
Many federal employees are facing steep hikes in their long term care insurance premiums. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association provided suggestions at a Congressional hearing for ways to address the situation.
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association is working to raise funds to help with the effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s.
The Senior Executives Association has issued “A Handbook for Political Appointees” designed to answer questions and help Trump administration political appointees adjust to their new positions. The release of the handbook comes during a presidential transition that may be more challenging for political appointees than in years past.
The author says that Donald Trump’s suggestion of another federal hiring freeze repeats past mistakes in handling the federal civilian workforce.
The author says that a drop in gasoline prices is to blame for the very low COLA that was announced for 2017 this week.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts as early as spring of 2017. At least one union representing federal employees is opposed to the plan.
Numerous organizations recently sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to find a way to ease the burden of expected rising Medicare part B premiums in 2017 to help retirees.