Tag: Proposed Legislation

Rep. Bishop Introduces Legislation to Enhance Border Security

April 13, 2011 9:08 PM

Rep Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced the National Security and Federal Lands Protection act. The legislation aims to close security gaps on federal lands along the nation’s borders.

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Bill Would Expand Probationary Period for Federal Employees

April 12, 2011 8:27 AM

The probationary period for federal employees is frequently not used by managers even though it is intended to be part of the initial hiring process. A new bill has been introduced to extend the federal government’s probationary period for new employees.

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No Pay Raises for DoD Employees With Unsatisfactory Ratings Under Proposed Legislation

March 30, 2011 7:17 PM

A bill introduced this week would prohibit Dept. of Defense employees who receive an unsatisfactory rating from receiving a salary increase.

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Senators Propose Ending FERS Defined Benefit Pensions for New Employees

March 18, 2011 5:09 PM

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced the Public-Private Employee Retirement Act of 2011 which would end the defined benefit pension portion of the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) for new federal government hires starting in 2013. Current federal employees would not be affected, but it would apply to members of Congress.

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Reforming Welfare

March 17, 2011 7:55 PM

As the battle for making government budget spending cuts continues, new proposals continue to be put forth. 3 Congressmen have introduced the Welfare Reform Act of 2011, a bill designed to make welfare programs more efficient.

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

March 17, 2011 12:21 PM

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

March 2, 2011 8:17 AM

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

February 17, 2011 11:13 AM

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!)

February 17, 2011 7:33 AM

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?

September 20, 2010 9:24 AM

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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