Tag: Proposed Legislation

Federal Employee Benefits and Domestic Partners

By on March 30, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The appointments of two senior officials at the Office of Personnel Management who are openly gay highlights the potential for change in federal employee benefits for partners of gay federal employees. Here is a quick summary and a survey for readers to express their views on this topic.

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Introducing the FERS Sick Leave Equity Act

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

Federal employees under the FERS system who are nearing retirement may have at least a momentary sense of enrichment. Legislation has again been introduced in the House to credit unused sick leave in computing an annuity payment.

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Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009

By on January 23, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act of 2009 was introduced in the House of Representatives on January 22nd. This is a copy of the bill.

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House to Federal Employees: Write in “Plain Language”

By on April 15, 2008 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Here is an issue with bipartisan support from our Congressional representatives. Congress apparently thinks that federal employees do not write well and intends to correct the problem. A bill has passed the House requiring agencies to use “plain language.” Haven’t we seen this before?

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Cut Congressional Pay by 3.1% says Congressman

By on December 4, 2002 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Florida Congressman proposes to cut Congressional pay in response to 3.1% federal employee pay raise

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