No doubt, many in the federal workforce were concerned about proposed amendments to the fiscal year 2011 budget which would have frozen funding for within-grade step increases and for promotions for federal employees. The budget has now passed the House without including these amendments.
Professional politicians are experts at trying to keep everyone happy–especially when it comes to spending money. Federal employee pay and benefits are a hot topic now and will continue to be through the 2012 election. How did the President’s proposed budget deal with the recommendations by the President’s own deficit commission in cutting federal pay and benefits? Here is a quick summary.
2012 is shaping up to be an interesting year for many readers as federal employee benefits and wages are likely to again have front page publicity as the federal budget is debated in the midst of massive federal deficits and federal spending.
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has issued its report on ways to reduce the deficit and federal spending. Here are some of the key points in the report that are likely to be of most interest to readers.
Defense Department releases 2005 BRAC recommendation that calls for shutting down 33 of 318 major military bases across the country.