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Promotion freeze proposed for all federal workers

In addition to the numerous amendments under consideration decreasing agency budgets and staffing levels, two new amendments would hit federal employees on the General Schedule, freezing all promotions across government.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Darrell Issa , Todd Rokita , FMA , general schedule , attrition , promotion freeze , step increases , continuing resolution , CR

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:26am EST

AFGE, NTEU vie to represent TSA workers

Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole granted collective bargaining rights to the nation's 40,000 airport screeners. The decision comes eight months after Pistole became TSA administrator.

Tags: John Gage , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , TSA

Monday - 02/07/2011, 02:07pm EST
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Five-year pay freeze, more federal job cuts proposed

The Republican Study Committee introduced the Spending Reduction Act that would eliminate USAID and three other small agencies. It also would take spending back to 2006 levels in fiscal 2012. The legislation also would cut or reduce spending in 100 programs such as agency travel budgets and require the collection of unpaid taxes from federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Chris Van Hollen , Morgan Griffith , Jim Matheson , Republican Study Committee , USAID , Spending Reduction Act , AFGE , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , federal workforce , federal employee pay , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:06am EST
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Unions push back against deficit commission

Federal employee and management groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject proposals to cut workforce benefits made by the Deficit Commission. The letter comes on the heels of a new bill to codify many of the commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , hiring , retirement , budget cuts , Commission on Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Respons , Colleen Kelley , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 07:33pm EST

Federal pay debate heats up again

The federal pay debate is heating up again with a report today that feds who make $150,000 or more have increased tenfold in the last five years.

Tags: USA Today , John Boehner , pay debate , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , John Gage , AFGE , Jolie Lee , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 05:21pm EST
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Unions to management: stop talking, start doing telework

AFGE, NTEU lead discussion to broaden discussion about telecommuting to more than just during emergencies. The White House is working on a new governmentwide telework policy. AFGE wants to add telework options into new bargaining agreements.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Seth Harris , Jeff Zients , OPM , OMB , Labor , John Gage , Colleen Kelley , Patricia Niehaus , AFGE , FMA , telework , National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relat , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 07:40am EDT
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FEHB premiums to increase by 7.2 percent in 2011

OPM said the rise in costs is lower than the industry standard. Employees who choose family coverage will see an increase of $22.90 a month. Open season starts Nov. 8.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , FEHB , Colleen Kelley , health insurance , Open Season , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:19pm EDT

House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Jason Chaffetz , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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HReinvented: NRC aims to stay on top as 'best place to work'

Over the last several years, one federal agency has ranked highest in government-wide employee surveys as the "best place to work in the federal government": the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in Rockville, Md. But in an era where OPM plans to reform the hiring and management of federal workers, how does NRC plan to stay at the top of its game as an "employer of choice"? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long series, HReinvented.

Tags: HReinvented , Lean Six Sigma , hiring process , OPM , NRC , Miriam Cohen , Jim McDermott , John Berry , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/09/2010, 06:37am EDT
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OPM gives feds two extra months to decide on long-term care changes

Extension comes after employee unions and others ask for it during a hearing last week. Employees must decide whether to stick with their current plan and see premiums increase, or move to a different plan.

Tags: pay and benefits , OPM , NARFE , Long term care insurance program

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 06:43pm EDT
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