Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has announced a plan he is putting forward to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff.” The plan includes a number of reforms that, if enacted, would directly impact the federal workforce.
The House voted late Wednesday to extend the pay freeze on federal employees and members of Congress for one year. How did each individual Representative vote?
What can federal employees expect in 2012? While no one can know for sure, the author offers some considerations you can take into account to help you be prepared for whatever the future brings.
Republicans in the House have introduced legislation that would extend the pay freeze on federal employees as well as increase employee retirement contributions under both CSRS and FERS.
The Senate is currently debating a possible payroll tax cut extension, and one plan being discussed includes an additional three year pay freeze on the federal workforce.
Will federal employees get extra time off (with pay) during the holiday season? With a multi-year pay freeze in effect, some agencies may use their authority to grant more time off.
At the end of last week, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “super committee”) recommending that it adopt some specific cuts to the federal workforce.
Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) has released a new report called “Back in Black” that outlines how the federal government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next ten years and balance the federal budget.
The House Budget Committee has released its proposed budget for FY 2012. Among other cuts to government, the proposed budget suggests a pay freeze for federal employees and an increase in the amount they have to pay for their pension benefits.
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.