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Recent data from the Office of Personnel Management suggests that the long-predicted retirement tsunami of federal employees may have started. As more and more baby boomers opt to retire, a vacuum of knowledge and experience is being left behind at many agencies. Some federal managers are now scrambling to figure out ways to ride out the wave.
This week on AFGE's "Inside Government" U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., addresses voter protection concerns ahead of the 2012 election season, and Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul discusses job creation and the state of U.S. manufacturing. Also, Families USA Executive Director Ron Pollack discusses health care reform.
The House Democrats' budget proposal is the most fed-friendly of the plans put forth for fiscal 2013.
After rejecting a bipartisan compromise and President Obama's budget Wednesday, the House prepares to vote on a Republican plan that calls for an extension of the federal pay freeze through 2015, increased federal retirement contributions and a reduction of the federal workforce by 10 percent.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) introduced "Making It in America," the Democratic budget proposal that calls for an end to the sequester while preserving the Medicare guarantee. Unlike the other proposals under consideration, this proposal does not call for an extension of the federal pay freeze or an increase in feds' contributions to their retirement funds.
Federal pension contributions would increase under a compromise deal to extend a payroll tax cut and pay for jobless benefits through 2012.
Over 20 bills affecting federal employees' pay, benefits, and pensions have been introduced by members of Congress in the past year. Federal employees tell Federal News Radio those are the kinds of things directly affecting their morale and motivation. What does Congress think about that? Federal News Radio asks both Republicans and Democrats as part of our series, "Managing Morale."
Two senators said they want to put Congress in charge of setting campaign contribution limits and regulating "super" political action committees.