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.
A Senate bill would give federal retirees the ability to collect their annuity and also a federal salary if they return to work.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Florida Congressman proposes to cut Congressional pay in response to 3.1% federal employee pay raise