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Senate budget bill extends federal pay freeze through 2013

Senate Democrats and Republicans released a 2013 government funding bill Monday that includes language to extend the federal pay freeze through the end of the calendar year, while providing additional funding for domestic priorities like health research and highway projects.

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 05:49am EDT

Sequestration and your finances

Certified Financial Planner John Jilek answers your questions about how sequestration and furloughs would affect your TSP.
March 11, 2013

Monday - 03/11/2013, 09:41pm EDT
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CBP issues tens of thousands of furlough notices

In order to counter funding reductions due to sequestration, Customs and Border Protection has begun sending furlough notices to many of its 60,000 employees. An officer in the union representing CBP agents says these measures amount to a 40 percent reduction in salaries.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 12:35pm EST
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
March 7, 2013

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 09:43pm EST
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Furloughs and your boss

Carol Bonosaro from the Senior Executives Association and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times talk about how sequestration, furloughs, and other issues will affect the federal worker.
March 6, 2013

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:37pm EST
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Sequestration, furloughs, and federal employee rights.

Attorney Bill Bransford joins host Bob Leins to talk about how federal employees will be affected by sequestration and furloughs.
March 4, 2013

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:32pm EST
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What's ahead for U.S. foreign service workers?

Daniel Hirsch, state vice president of the American Foreign Service Association, discusses the issues affecting government employees who are working overseas.
February 22, 2013

Friday - 02/22/2013, 09:43pm EST
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Sequestration and its impact on you

Washington attorney John Mahoney, and Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly answer your questions about sequestration and furloughs.
February 20, 2013

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:04pm EST
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House votes to extend pay freeze for fed workers

House votes to extend pay freeze for federal workers, White House opposes

Friday - 02/15/2013, 04:18pm EST

Pay freeze bill heading for House vote

The House Rules Committee voted to fast-track legislation extending the pay freeze for federal employees through the end of the fiscal year. Federal workers are now slated to get a 0.5 percent pay increase in March when a stopgap continuing resolution expired. However, the measure approved by the House Rules Committee, introduced by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), would block that increase.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 09:04pm EST

Sequestration, furloughs, federal pay raise, and more

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, and Federal Times reporter Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 13, 2013

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:34pm EST
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Obama to propose 1 percent pay increase in 2014 budget

President Barack Obama will recommend a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees in his fiscal 2014 budget request, according to federal-employee unions. The pay increase will apply to both civilian federal workers and military members. The White House is expected to release its full budget request next month.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 08:34pm EST

Pentagon to pare back military pay increase request for 2014

DoD's 2014 budget will ask Congress for a 1 percent increase in military pay, down slightly from previous projections.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 05:51am EST

Will federal pay freeze rear its head again?

With the House postponing a vote on extending the federal pay freeze, feds are back on course to get a slight pay increase in March for the first time in two years. But Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an expert on public-sector compensation, says that the pressing budget issues the government faces means the issue of federal pay probably isn't going anywhere.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 07:49pm EST
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What's next for feds?

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, discusses what the next few weeks, and the next four years, will be like for political appointees and federal workers.
January 23, 2013

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 06:36pm EST
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House postpones federal pay freeze vote

The House has postponed a vote on a bill to extend the federal pay freeze through the rest of 2013. In its place, the House is set to vote on a measure withholding congressional pay unless lawmakers pass a budget part of a broader deal to extend the debt limit.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:01pm EST

House bill blocks pay increase for feds

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) introduced a bill that would block a 0.5 percent pay raise for federal workers slated to go into effect March 27. In an executive order issued late last month, President Barack Obama mandated a 0.5 percent pay increase.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 04:15pm EST

The "state" of the estate tax

Host Bob Leins talks about the new federal estate tax law and other estate tax issues with attorney Marc Levine.
January 14, 2013

Monday - 01/14/2013, 08:31pm EST
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Are happy days here again for the TSP?

Financial planner Arthur Stein, will answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan, and give advice on what you should be doing with your TSP accounts.
January 9, 2013

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:07pm EST
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The TSP in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan host a round table discussion of the Thrift Savings Plan and what's ahead for the TSP this year.
January 7, 2013

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 12:22am EST
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