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