Tag: Proposed Legislation

Rep. Chaffetz (R-UT) Introduces Federal Lands Disposal Bill

By on March 17, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

In a 1997 Clinton Administration report performed by the DOI, approximately 3.3 million acres of land were deemed suitable for sale to private entities. This proposed bill would enable the sale of this land.

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Congressman Calls for Crackdown on Tax Delinquent Federal Workers

By on March 2, 2011 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced a bill on March 1 that would terminate the employment of federal employees and prohibit the hiring of future federal employees who have a seriously delinquent tax debt.

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Amendment to Restrict Funding For Federal Employee Salary Increases

By on February 17, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Several readers have asked to see a copy of the amendment to H.R. 1 that would block funding for any salary increases for federal employees for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Here is a copy of this amendment to H.R. 1.

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Freezing Federal Employee Pay (Done!) and Restricting Within-Grade Increases and Promotions (Proposed!)

By on February 17, 2011 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

In an article we published last December, we wrote that, in the opinion of one Congressman: “handing out billions of dollars in step increases while touting a pay freeze shows the White House’s plan is disingenuous and ‘full of holes.’ In other words, the federal pay freeze is good political theater but isn’t a serious effort to cut back on federal spending.” Now, apparently, there is a serious effort to cut back on federal spending with proposals to freeze federal promotions and step increases.

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Mandatory Unpaid Leave for Federal Employees in 2011?

By on September 20, 2010 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A bill has been introduced that would allegedly cut $5.5 billion from the federal budget by requiring two weeks of mandatory unpaid leave for federal employees. The bill is also designed to ensure “that federal workers are not sheltered from the realities of life in today’s economy.”

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Human Resources Changes Include Sick Leave Credit for FERS Employees and Abolishing NSPS

By on October 23, 2009 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The Senate has approved a bill that will change a number of current human resources policies and includes changing the FERS retirement system to allow employees under this system to get credit for unused sick leave.

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FERS Sick Leave Credit and Locality Pay for Some Federal Employees Passes in House

By on June 26, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The bill that would provide credit for unused sick leave for federal employees under the FERS retirement plan and change the pay system for federal employees outside of the continental United States has been passed by the House.

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The Proposed Federal Benefit That Won’t Die

By on June 25, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A proposal to allow federal employees under the FERS system to get credit for unused sick leave did not get through the legislative process last year and was recently eliminated in new legislation during the legislative process. The proposal is back again though in a bill that has an assortment of new, improved benefits for portions of the federal workforce.

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FERS Sick Leave Changes Dropped in Senate Bill: What Impact Should This Have on Your Retirement?

By on June 12, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Senate did not include proposed changes to the FERS sick leave program that would have given some people more money in retirement. How should this recent development impact your retirement plans?

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Paid Parental Leave Bill for Federal Employees Passes in House of Representatives

By on June 5, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The paid parental leave bill for federal employees has been approved by the House of Representatives. The bill would provide paid leave of up to four weeks after the birth or adoption of a child.

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