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Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) will introduce a Congressional Resolution today stating that federal employees are entitled to, and should come to expect, a reasonable degree of personal safety and security on the job.
Federal employees could be in line for a hefty tax under a Senate proposal for healthcare reform. The Senate Finance Committee bill would levy a 40-percent tax on the overall value of some health insurance plans starting in 2013: specifically those costing more than $8,000 dollars for individuals, and family plans costing more than $21,000 dollars. The tax would be imposed on insurance companies, but analysts believe that cost would be passed on to employers and consumers.
Losing the "use-it or lose-it" sick leave mindset.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said it's possible there will be a government shutdown at the end of this month.
A six-week continuing resolution did not pass the House in a vote today. The government runs out of funds on Sept. 30 if Congress does not pass a bill. What's more, lawmakers face a shortened deadline to sort out 2012 funding — Congress will be in recess all next week.
On today's Federal Drive: The Senate has appeared to avert a government shutdown with the passage of a stopgap funding measure and a proposed bill would allow federal employees to donate unused sick leave to other feds.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell says his state won't have enough time to prepare for the move of 6,400 Defense Department employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., as part of the Base Realignment and Closure. The deadline for the move is Sept. 1.
A change in the National Defense Authorization Act now moving through Congress would allow the Secretary of Defense the power to delay seven BRAC moves for a year.
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A new Pentagon inspector general report finds "procedural and technical weaknesses" in the Army's traffic assessment surrounding its plans to move 6,400 Defense employees to a privately owned office complex in northern Virginia. Rep. Jim Moran, whose district includes the site, said the findings provide the underpinnings for local officials to sue the Pentagon to stop the move.