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Union wants rewrite of phased-retirement rules

The National Treasury Employees Union supports the general idea of phased retirement but has taken issue with some of the specifics set out by the Office of Personnel Management in its draft regulations. NTEU President Colleen Kelley says the rules, in their current form, require would-be phased retirees to have 20 years of experience, which could limit the number of employee eligible for the program. NTEU is also concerned about the lack of an appeals process for feds deemed ineligible for the option.

Tags: OPM , phased retirement , workforce , retirement , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:03pm EDT
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Canceled furlough day welcome, but what about Aug. 30?

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley applauded IRS' decision to cancel its July 22 furlough day, but she says that's not enough.
July 17, 2013

Tags: sequestration , furlough , NTEU , Mike Causey , Your Turn , IRS

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:24pm EDT
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IRS cancels 1 furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling one of its planned furlough days. In an email to staff obtained by Federal News Radio, acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel announced the agency is forgoing the scheduled furlough day on July 22.

Tags: IRS , sequestration , furloughs , Danny Werfel , NTEU ,

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 04:49pm EDT

House subcommittee approves 24 percent cut to IRS budget

The embattled Internal Revenue Service faces a 24 percent cut to its budget next year, under a spending plan introduced by the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. The IRS funding was included in the committee's Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill, which also includes funding for the Treasury Department, the General Services Administration and the Executive Office of the President. The subcommittee is set to mark up the proposal Wednesday.

Tags: House , GSA , budget , appropriations , House Appropriations Committee , Hal Rogers , IRS , NTEU , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 08:35pm EDT

IRS furloughs costing U.S. a bundle

If somebody said they could save you nearly $1,800 but that it would cost you $61,000, you probably wouldn't take the deal, right? Unfortunately, the White House and Congress have signed off on it in the form of furloughs, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , furloughs , IRS , NTEU ,

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 02:00am EDT

Furloughing the money-makers

If somebody guaranteed you $9 for every dollar you invested, would you take the deal? Most people would, but politicians who designed the sequestration process to save money may find it is also a costly exercise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tags: Mike Causey , Federal Report , workforce , sequestration , IRS , NTEU ,

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 02:00am EST

Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , NTEU , AFGE , David Borer , CBP , IRS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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NTEU:CBP furloughs could put nation at risk, create hardships for employees

The National Treasury Employees Union was informed by Customs and Border Protection that agency-wide furlough notices of up to 14 days will be issued in mid-March as a result of sequestration. CBP told NTEU that it will have to make $754 million in cuts from March 1 through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Tags: National Treasury Employees Union , sequestration , furloughs , Katie Howard , CBP

Thursday - 02/21/2013, 06:52am 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

Tags: pay and benefits , sequestration , furlough , Federal Workers , contractors , NTEU , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , federal pay raise , budget cuts , OMB , AFGE , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 07:34pm EST
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