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.
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.
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.
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.
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 todayâ€™s economy.”
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.