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How Congress’s Retirement Plan Compares To Yours

on February 24, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author digs into the details of the retirement plans that Members of Congress get under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS).

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Senate Bill Would Eliminate Congressional Pensions

By on February 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senate Bill Would Eliminate Congressional Pensions

Legislation introduced this week would end pensions for Members of Congress if it were to become law.

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Bill Would Withhold Lawmakers’ Paychecks During Shutdowns

By on January 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Withhold Lawmakers’ Paychecks During Shutdowns

Members of Congress currently continue to get paid during government shutdowns, but a new bill would change that if it were to become law.

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No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

By on December 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
No Shutdown for Now, But What About a Pay Raise?

Congress passed a stopgap spending bill to avoid a partial shutdown. Where does this leave the possibility of a pay raise?

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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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Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

By on November 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

The change in Congressional control of the House will result in a new emphasis on federal employee issues. Here is an overview.

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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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FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

By on May 15, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
FedSmith Users Overwhelmingly Support Term Limits for Congress

Based on our latest survey, our readers left no doubt where they stand on wanting term limits for Members of Congress.

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Should Congressmen Have Offices Inside of the VA?

By on March 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Should Congressmen Have Offices Inside of the VA?

One Congressman wants to make the process of opening Congressional offices inside of VA facilities an easier process after having successfully done it himself.

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Legislation Introduced to ‘SCRAP’ Certain Lifetime Congressional Benefits

By on February 13, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to ‘SCRAP’ Certain Lifetime Congressional Benefits

Two Congressmen want to see some of the lifetime benefits given to lawmakers taken away and have introduced a bill to do just that.

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