Tag: Budget

2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

The 2018 federal budget proposal released by the White House proposes eliminating funding for numerous federal agencies. What are these agencies, and what does each one do?

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

By on May 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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This Federal Agency is Reportedly Being Targeted for a 95% Budget Cut

By on May 8, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
This Federal Agency is Reportedly Being Targeted for a 95% Budget Cut

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is reportedly facing the possibility of substantial budget cuts next fiscal year according to a recent draft memo.

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Budget Bill Avoiding Shutdown Becomes Law

By on May 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Budget Bill Avoiding Shutdown Becomes Law

Congress has passed a spending bill funding the government for the remainder of the fiscal year and eliminating the possibility of a partial shutdown.

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5 Things Should You Know About the Omnibus Spending Bill

By on May 3, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
5 Things Should You Know About the Omnibus Spending Bill

A budget agreement has finally been reached in Congress. The author lists five points about the agreement that are relevant to the federal workforce.

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Deal Reached in Congress to Fund Government Through September

By on May 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Deal Reached in Congress to Fund Government Through September

An agreement has been reached in Congress to fund the government for the rest of 2017, moving closer towards avoiding a partial government shutdown.

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White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

By on April 12, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
White House Lifts Hiring Freeze

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze, but it also announced a long term plan to reduce the overall size of the federal workforce.

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What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

By on March 29, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What is a RIF and How Does it Work?

What is a RIF? How does it work? Are RIF’s likely to occur in government?

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OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

By on March 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
OPM Releases Updated Guidance on Administrative Furloughs

Following the release of the White House’s budget proposal, OPM is apparently preparing agencies for the possibility of administrative furloughs as it has released updated guidance for agencies and employees.

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