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House approves backpay for furloughed feds

The House approved a bill to ensure furloughed federal workers receive backpay once the government shutdown ends. The vote on the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act was 407-0. Twenty-five members didn't vote. The measure now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) had introduced a Senate version of the bill earlier this week.

Tags: Congress , government shutdown , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , House Rules Committee , pay and benefits , pay

Friday - 10/04/2013, 01:04pm EDT

House bill ensures backpay for furloughed feds

Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) introduced the "Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act" late Monday. The bill would guarantee both employees required to work through the shutdown and those placed on unpaid leave receive backpay.

Tags: government shutdown , Jim Moran , Frank Wolf , Gerry Connolly , Congress , pay , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 12:51pm EDT

OPM final rule: Lawmakers, staff eligible for gov't contribution in exchanges

The Office of Personnel Management has made it official: Lawmakers and their staff members are required to purchase health insurance from one of the Affordable Care Act's health-insurance exchanges --but the government will still contribute toward their premiums. OPM issued the final rule, which goes into effect immediately, Wednesday.

Tags: OPM , FEHBP , ACA , pay and benefits , benefits , Congress , Senate , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 04:47pm EDT

House to vote on reopening national parks

Tags: government shutdown , Congress , VA

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 05:04am EDT

Government shutdown: 4 things feds should know

For thousands of federal employees who head to work today, it won't be to execute their agencies' missions, but to shut down their computers, fill out a timesheet and, in some cases, hand over their BlackBerry smartphones. Here are four things feds should know as they prepare for the first government shutdown in more than 17 years.

Tags: Congress , budget , government shutdown , workforce , Jack Moore , FEEA , NAFCU

Tuesday - 10/01/2013, 02:00am EDT
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