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Bill Tracker 2013: Proposals affecting fed pay, benefits and more

There's been no shortage of legislation introduced this year affecting the federal workforce. Federal News Radio's Bill Tracker follows the bills that would affect federal pay and benefits, the size of the workforce and more.

Tags: Congress , Senate , pay and benefits

Monday - 09/09/2013, 03:57pm EDT

House passes bill to pay 'essential' feds on time if shutdown continues

The House voted unanimously late Tuesday to pass the Federal Worker Pay Fairness Act. The bill, introduced by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) Tuesday afternoon, ensures "essential" federal employees, who are working through the shutdown, are paid on time even if the government remains closed.

Tags: Congress , government shutdown , pay and benefits , pay , Pete Sessions , Hal Rogers , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 03:25pm EDT

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
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