Tag: Budget

Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

By on March 22, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

Proposals to cut retirement benefits appear periodically. The author discusses some recent ones and what they might mean for federal employees.

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New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

By on March 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Pay Systems Proposed for Some Federal Jobs

The President’s Management Agenda calls for action to establish special occupational pay systems for some federal jobs.

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Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on March 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

More details have been revealed about the suggested cuts to federal employees’ benefits along with the rationale for the proposals.

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Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

By on March 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

The White House budget proposal contains suggestions federal employees will mostly not like. The author summarizes them and what they mean in the bigger picture.

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Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

Although not directly mentioned, some of the same cuts to federal employees’ benefits appeared in the 2020 budget proposal.

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White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

By on January 9, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

The White House said it would likely veto four individual funding bills introduced in the House without broader agreement on border security.

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Will Shutdown Be Avoided? Politics and Government Spending Priorities

By on December 1, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Shutdown Be Avoided? Politics and Government Spending Priorities

Federal employees in some agencies are again staring at the possibility of a government shutdown in a few days.

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The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

By on July 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The President Proposes, Congress Disposes. Does The Budget Still Work That Way?

The author says the budget process is broken and it is putting an undue strain on federal agencies by hamstringing their day-to-day operations.

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CBO Says Increased Retirement Contributions Would Save $109 Billion

By on May 27, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
CBO Says Increased Retirement Contributions Would Save $109 Billion

A CBO report says that increasing federal employees’ share of retirement contributions would lead to significant savings.

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