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GOP plan would open FEHBP to non-feds

Four senators introduced a bill that would add Medicare patients to the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, as Medicare is gradually phased out. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association tells feds to be wary of the bill.

Tags: Rand Paul , retirement , Lindsey Graham , Mike Lee , FEHBP , NARFE , Joseph Beaudoin , Medicare , benefits , Michael OConnell , Congress , Senate

Friday - 03/16/2012, 10:50am EDT

TSA nominee Erroll Southers under fire on two fronts

His "misstatements" to the Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senator Jim Demint's opposition to collective bargaining for TSA screeners have Southers's nomination on hold.

Tags: management , Congress , homeland security , DHS , Erroll Southers , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins

Monday - 01/04/2010, 06:43pm EST

Federal labor unions push back against senator's TSA 'hold'

Amid the controversy over an apparent attempted bombing of a jetliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, one Senator's efforts to block the nomination of the official responsible for the Transportation Security Administration is also getting headlines. Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) wants a floor debate and roll call vote on the nomination of Erroll Southers to run the TSA. Federal worker labor unions charge that his political tactics are also meant to thwart President Obama's intention to allow TSA airport screeners to select unions and have collective bargaining rights

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Transportation Security Administration , Erroll Southers , U.S. Senate , Harry Reid , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , AFGE , Sharon Pinnock , President Obama , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 12/30/2009, 07:09am EST
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