Tag: Budget

Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

March 22, 2019 10:19 AM
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

March 19, 2019 2:33 PM
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

March 18, 2019 1:19 PM
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

March 16, 2019 5:38 PM
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

March 14, 2019 11:39 AM
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

March 11, 2019 1:31 PM
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

January 9, 2019 5:11 PM
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

December 1, 2018 2:27 PM
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?

July 21, 2018 7:09 AM
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

May 27, 2018 6:20 PM
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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