Tag: Budget

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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Federal Budget (and Federal Employee Salaries) Tied Up in “Lame Duck” Congress

By on December 5, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

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.

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Commission Proposes ‘High-Three’ to ‘High-Five’ for Retirement, Pay Freeze and Changes to FEHB for Federal Employees

By on December 1, 2010 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

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.

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BRAC In Black: Base Closure/Realignments Expected To Save $48.8 Billion Over 20 Years

By on May 13, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Defense Department releases 2005 BRAC recommendation that calls for shutting down 33 of 318 major military bases across the country.

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