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Opportunity for All: Obama’s 2015 Budget

By on March 4, 2014 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The White House released the president’s proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year today. Here are some of the highlights that are likely to be of most interest to the federal workforce.

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President’s Budget Proposes Increased Retirement Contributions for Federal Workers

By on April 10, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Although it is arriving about two months late, the White House has released its budget proposal for 2014 this week. The budget contains some recommendations that would directly impact the federal workforce including higher retirement contributions for current federal workers.

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Senate Budget Proposal Supports Parity Between Federal Employees and Contractors

By on March 21, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Senate Democrat’s 2014 budget proposal released this week says that it offers a “smarter approach” than the House GOP budget proposal to save taxpayers money when it comes to addressing potential cuts to the federal workforce.

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RSC Budget Would Require All Federal Employees to Pay More Towards Retirement

By on March 18, 2013 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The House Republican Study Committee has released its 2014 budget blueprint which includes a number of proposed changes that would impact the federal workforce.

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House Budget Blueprint Proposes Attrition Cuts for Federal Workforce

By on March 12, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has released the Committee’s 2014 budget blueprint for the federal government. As in past House budget proposals, there are some proposed measures that would affect the federal workforce.

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House Passes Bill Requiring Obama to Submit Balanced Budget

By on February 6, 2013 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The House passed the Require a Plan Act this morning which aims to require the president to submit a balanced budget.

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RSC Budget Would Increase Pension Contributions

By on March 28, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The Republican Study Committee has released a budget blueprint for FY 2013 which would mandate increased pension contributions for all federal workers rather than just new hires.

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GOP Budget Proposal May Include Federal Workforce Cuts

By on March 17, 2012 in Current Events with 0 Comments

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is releasing a budget blueprint for the federal government next Tuesday, March 20, and it is expected to include proposed cuts to the federal workforce.

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Proposed Funding Freeze on Step Increases and Federal Promotions Not Included in House Budget

By on February 20, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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The Budget "Shell Game" and Your Federal Employee Benefits

By on February 15, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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