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Democratic lawmakers trying to beat back another federal pay freeze

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers say federal employees have been singled out enough and shouldn't endure another year of a pay freeze or other benefit cuts. The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act includes such provisions. Rep. Gerry Connolly said continued pay freezes or reduction in benefits will impact recruiting and retention of employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Congress , John Boehner , Chris Van Hollen , Ben Cardin , NTEU , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , pay freeze , NARFE , Julie Tagen , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 05:40am EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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OPM's Berry gets Hill thumbs up on fed closing call

For the third day in a row, the federal government closed because of the weather. One of Capitol Hill's top lawmakers has praise for that call by the government's civilian personnel chief.

Tags: management , P&B , Steny Hoyer , House of Representatives , John Berry , telework , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 07:02am EST
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Connolly proposes rewards for teleworkers

Rep. Gerry Connolly wants OPM to increase the number of teleworkers and find out how many agencies keep them on the job during office closures, which could be keeping the numbers down. Connolly is also asking Metro officials how they can avoid snow shutdowns for above-ground metro and bus service used by 40% of federal commuters.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , telework , Metro , OPM , Congress

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 10:08am EST
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Feds strike a blow for teleworking

The recent concern over the spread of the H1N1 flu virus has again called attention to "continuity of operations" (COOP) in the Federal Government. According to the most recent report from the Office of Personnel Management, just over half of all Federal agencies include teleworking as part of their COOP planning. A local group held a lunchtime event yesterday at the Federal Triangle to push the cause of teleworking.

Tags: management , P&B , telework , Telework Exchange , EPA , Josh Sawislak , GSA , Danette Campbell , USPTO , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:15am EST
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House to vote on telework bill Thursday

Lawmakers are expected to consider a bill to expand teleworking in the federal government. Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes tells Federal News Radio his legislation enjoys wide bipartisan support, and is expected to pass easily in the House later today.

Tags: management , Pay&benefits , telework , John Sarbanes , Frank Wolf , Telework Improvements Act of 2009 , House of Representatives , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Military personnel would get TSP match

House committee passes bill changing TSP, updating FERS

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

Thursday - 03/19/2009, 06:57am EDT
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Inside Government - December 4th and 11th, 2009

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly
(D-Va.)
Jacque Simon
AFGE Public Policy Director
John Irons
Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

Tags: Pay & Benfits , Inside Government , AFGE , Jacque Simon , FEHBP , John Irons , EPI

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 02:51pm EST

Rep. Gerry Connolly: ditch the excise tax on the FEHBP

The Virginia Congressman says there's a better way to fund heathcare reform than on the backs of federal employees.

Tags: P&B , healthcare reform , FEHBP , excise tax , FSA ,

Monday - 10/26/2009, 02:05pm EDT
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Rep. Connolly details efforts dodging the excise bullet

An earlier agreement exempting union employees from a proposed excise tax on high priced health plans has now been extended to all federal employees. We learn how, and why.

Tags: P&B , FEHBP , excise tax , cadillac tax ,

Friday - 01/22/2010, 10:55am EST
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