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Lawmakers continue battle over federal retirement benefits

In the latest attempt to cut federal retirement benefits, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported out legislation that would make feds contribute more of their salaries to their pensions and end the FERS annuity supplement for people who retire before age 62.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Sepulveda , Veterans Affairs , Gerry Connolly , Dennis Ross , pay and benefits , NTEU , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , workforce , CSRS , FERS , House

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 05:41am EST

Cummings: Fight ahead for federal pay raise

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, anticipates strong opposition to President Obama's promised 0.5 percent pay increase for federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Elijah Cummings , USPS , congress , House , pay increase , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , workforce

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 11:29am EST
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Contentious hearing leaves more questions about NRC leadership

Chairman Jaczko told lawmakers he would not resign despite criticism from NRC commissioners. Republican members push for Jaczko to leave. Democrats said their investigations found no legal violations.

Tags: workforce , NRC , Elijah Cummings , Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Gregory Jaczko , William Magwood , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:16am EST
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Donahoe says bills 'do not come close' to saving the USPS

None of the legislation moving through Congress would provide the Postal Service the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said Monday. He said they would give USPS "a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses." He argued for quicker resolution to the agency's cash crisis.

Tags: Pat Donahoe , USPS , congress , budget , Fred Rolando , National Association of Letter Carriers , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:05am EST
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Holder: Fast and Furious errors won't be repeated

Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday acknowledged serious mistakes in an arms-trafficking probe that allowed AK-47s and other weapons to leak into the black market, but he insisted the Justice Department was taking steps to ensure that never happens again.

Tags: congress , Senate , Chuck Grassley , John Cornyn , Operation Fast and Furious , Eric Holder , DoJ , ATF , Chuck Schumer , Patrick Leahy

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 10:35pm EST

Supercommittee Tracker

Track recommendations on federal pay, benefits and retirement made to the supercommittee by top Congressional leaders and the White House.

Tags: supercommittee , management , budget , congress , House , Senate , Elijah Cummings , Joe Lieberman , Susan Collins , Barack Obama , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , pay and benefits , retirement , workforce , hiring , deficit , Jolie Lee , Jack Moore

Monday - 10/17/2011, 01:08pm EDT

Good time to watch your back

A picture is starting to form about what federal and postal workers can expect from Congressional budget-cutters. And as you probably suspected, it isn't pretty, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tags: pay , benefits , Mike Causey , federal report , supercommittee , congress , budget ,

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 02:00am EDT

Military personnel would get TSP match

House committee passes bill changing TSP, updating FERS

Tags: P&B , Edolphus Towns , Gerry Connolly , John McHugh , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , TSP , FERS , CSRS

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 06:57am EDT
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Pay freeze through 2015 part of Issa's super committee recs

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is getting into the mix of lawmakers making recommendations to the super committee. Its letter calls for cuts to federal retirements and workforce size.

Tags: House , congress , budget , management , pay and benefits , retirement , super committee , Jolie Lee

Friday - 10/14/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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