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Senate blocks federal pay freeze extension a second time

Senate Democrats blocked a bill for the second time that would freeze federal pay for three more years in order to offset an extension of the payroll tax cut. The Democrats own plan to pay for the extension with a surtax on the income of millionaires was also voted down.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , federal pay freeze , Dean Heller , Colleen Kelley , payroll tax cut , Jack Moore

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 09:20pm EST

NTEU calls on Congress to boost mass-transit tax benefit

One of the largest federal-employee unions has called on Congress to pass new legislation to retain a pretax mass-transit commuter benefit, which is set to be cut nearly in half starting in January. In a letter to members of the House and Senate, NTEU President Colleen Kelley said reducing the $230-a-month transit benefit would affect tens of thousands of federal employees that rely on public transportation to get to and from work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , Colleen Kelley , Congress , House , Senate , paytoll tax cut

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 07:48pm EST

Proposal to cut federal workforce raises concerns

Some call the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's approval of a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce is a political statement. Others worry it portends cuts in federal pay, benefits or jobs. Federal employees' groups have stepped up lobbying efforts.

Tags: Dennis Ross , Jim Cooper , Colleen Kelley , Jessica Klement , FMA , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Throug , Congress , workforce , Robert Tobias , American University , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/07/2011, 05:29am EST
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NTEU wants merit system preserved with hiring reform

Union president Colleen Kelley explains that the NTEU thinks the reforms are a positive step in the right direction, but they do still have concerns.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , hiring reform , OPM , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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NTEU conference features OMB's Jeffrey Zients

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: pay & benefits , management , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 05:15pm EST
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Zients believes hiring, retention reform will boost agency performance

Recruiting and retention reforms are a major part of the administration's attempts to improve agency performance.

Tags: management , best practices , Jeffrey Zients , chief performance officer , National Treasury Employees Union , Max Cacas

Monday - 03/15/2010, 06:04pm EDT
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Reality debunks the '9-to-5 Feds' stereotype

A common stereotype suggests that Federal workers enjoy cushy, 9-to-5 jobs. But is that true? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "The Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "Federal workers are in and out in 8 hours."

Tags: series , fallacies , management , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , AFGE , Carol Bonnasarro , SEA , John Berry , OPM , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 07:17am EDT
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