Tag: Budget

Postal Reform Needed to Avoid a ‘Taxpayer Funded Bailout’

February 13, 2018 5:16 PM

The White House’s 2019 budget proposal addresses the ailing financial condition of the Postal Service, saying that reforms are necessary going forward.

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The Rumor was True: FY 2019 Budget Proposes Pay Freeze

February 12, 2018 5:18 PM , Updated February 17, 2018 5:20 PM
The Rumor was True: FY 2019 Budget Proposes Pay Freeze

Rumors that surfaced last year about a pay freeze in the White House’s budget proposal turned out to be true.

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Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

February 12, 2018 2:11 PM , Updated February 17, 2018 5:20 PM
Substantial Cuts to Federal Employee Benefits Proposed in FY 2019 Budget

As anticipated, the FY 2019 budget proposal from the White House outlines proposed benefits changes for federal employees. Here is a summary.

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Changes for Federal Employees Coming to the Workplace

February 9, 2018 1:09 PM , Updated February 12, 2018 2:11 PM
Changes for Federal Employees Coming to the Workplace

The Trump administration’s new budget proposal is reportedly going to propose changes to performance rating systems and within-grade increases for federal employees. Here is a list of other possible proposals as well.

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Congress Passes Bill in Vote to End Brief Overnight Shutdown

February 9, 2018 8:12 AM

A brief government shutdown ensued overnight, but quickly came to an end after Congress reached an agreement early this morning.

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Shutdown: It Ain’t Over When its Over

January 22, 2018 4:04 PM
Shutdown: It Ain’t Over When its Over

The partial government shutdown appears it will be short lived, but the author says it is likely to have some long-term, lasting effects.

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Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

January 11, 2018 10:44 AM , Updated February 9, 2018 5:50 PM
Why Do We Care That Congress Does Not Pass Appropriations Bills On Time?

Government now frequently operates without a formal budget. The author outlines some of the problems this can create.

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Federal Employees, Government Shutdown and Celebrating Christmas

December 13, 2017 1:08 PM

Are federal employees going to have an extra paid day off at Christmas? It is unlikely unless it is due to a government shutdown.

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Benefit Cuts Left Out of Budget Resolution

October 26, 2017 5:44 PM , Updated November 4, 2017 11:59 AM
Benefit Cuts Left Out of Budget Resolution

A budget resolution that passed Congress does not contain cuts to federal employee benefits that had been proposed in an earlier version.

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Federal Employee Pay Freeze for 2019?

October 24, 2017 2:12 PM , Updated December 17, 2017 11:42 AM
Federal Employee Pay Freeze for 2019?

Proposed reductions to federal employee pay and benefits are not over. A new document has surfaced with new proposals to reduce federal pay and benefits.

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