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When a tax cut isn't a tax cut for feds

As proposed by the President, people who pay into Social Security would have their payroll tax cut by 2 percentage points next year. Those who don't pay into Social Security, like nearly 600,000 federal employees, would see no change. NARFE's Dan Adcock explains why there's grousing on both sides.

Tags: pay and benefits , CSRS , FERS , social security tax cut , federal employees , pay debate , Dan Adcock , NARFE

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:31am EST

Social Security/AFGE negotiations take a bad turn

Contract negotiations between SSA and AFGE won't be going forward without the help of a special mediator.

Tags: pay and benefits , SSA , AFGE , Witold Skwierczynski

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:41am EST

Van Hollen: debt cutting focuses too much on feds

Congressman says feds shouldn't be cut from the herd.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Christopher Van Hollen , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 10:08am EST

Discussion: Open Season tips and traps

Anchor Amy Morris and Senior Correspondent Mike Causey welcome Colleen Murphy and Walton Francis for a Federal News Radio Discussion on the FEHBP Open Season.

Tags: Federal News Radio Discussion , open season , FEHBP , pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Colleen Murphy , PlanSmartChoice , Walton Francis , Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employ , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 11:00am EST

Issa calls for big changes to reduce costs

We've heard a lot about the pay freeze as a way of saving money. If done right, could restructuring functions within government and even closing some agencies help? The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta weighs in.

Tags: pay freeze , government reform , pay debate , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 10:42am EST

Two year pay freeze would really mean three

This year's salary could well become next year's and the year after. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.

Tags: pay debate , pay freeze , pay and benefits , Mike Causey

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 08:40am EST

Is misconduct the same as contempt?

A draft Justice Department report has found that two federal prosecutors and an FBI agent engaged in misconduct in the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens. Attorney Debra Roth explains what may be ahead for the trio.

Tags: pay and benefits , misconduct , Debra Roth , DoJ , FBI , Shaw Bransford & Roth

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 09:40am EST

Long-range fix for Social Security proposed

If you're going to touch the third rail of American politics, do it the right way. National Academy of Social Insurance's Virginia Reno tells us how.

Tags: Income Security Policy , National Academy of Social Insurance , Virginia Reno , debt , Social Security , SSA

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 10:41am EST

Pat downs: needed security or junk touching?

John Pistole, the head of the Transportation Security Administration, is hit with questions about new pat-down techniques that air passengers have complained are invasive. The Hill's Bob Cusack tells us about yesterday's hearing.

Tags: The Hill , Bob Cusack , TSA , DHS , John Pistole , pat downs , security

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 10:08am EST

What to do for Open Season

Registered benefits consultant, Ed Zurndorfer has some open season advice.

Tags: open season , pay and benefits , FEHBP , Ed Zurndorfer , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 11/12/2010, 10:31am EST
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