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IRS workers hope to sway Congress to reverse budget cuts

IRS employees join other members of the National Treasury Employees Union for a week of lobbying Congress to support a funding increase. But will lawmakers listen?

Tags: IRS , Colleen Kelley , Terry Scott , Jenny Brown , budget , Congress , Emily Kopp , union

Tuesday - 02/03/2015, 02:49pm EST

House, Senate bills push for 3.8 percent federal pay raise

Companion bills introduced in the House and Senate would give federal employees a 3.8 percent pay raise next year. Federal employees received 1 percent pay raises in both 2014 and 2015, after three years of pay freezes.

Tags: pay , Gerry Connolly , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Shefali Kapadia , Richard Thissen , NARFE , J. David Cox Sr. , AFGE , Senate , pay raise , workforce , Federal-Postal Coalition , Ben Cardin , Brian Schatz , NFFE , House

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 09:31am EST

Don't blame the IRS for reduced services this year, says NTEU president

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, says with fewer employees to answer phones at the IRS, she understands taxpayers' frustrations about filing questions going unanswered, but adds that the agency isn't any happier with its marching orders from Congress and the White House.

Tags: IRS , Colleen Kelley , John Koskinen , Mike Causey , Jory Heckman , budget , workforce , Your Turn

Friday - 01/09/2015, 12:06pm EST
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The incredible shrinking IRS

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union joins host Mike Causey to talk about proposed cuts at the Internal Revenue Service, and their impact on the agency.
January 7, 2015

Tags: pay and benefits , IRS , IRS cuts , Colleen Kelley , Mike Causey , Your Turn

Wednesday - 01/07/2015, 08:03pm EST
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Obama approves retroactive mass-transit benefit for workers

President Obama signed a broad $41.6 billion program of tax breaks into law that will retroactively raise the monthly mass-transit subsidy to $250 per month for 2014. The extension of these tax breaks, however, will only last until the end of 2014.

Tags: Congress , House , House Ways and Means Committe , Dave Camp , Colleen Kelley , Jory Heckman , mass-transit benefit , tax breaks , budget , pay and benefits

Monday - 12/22/2014, 04:39am EST

GAO raises concerns about quality of OPM official time data

GAO finds discrepancies in OPM data on union-related work by federal employees. OPM admits that official time reporting is not a priority.

Tags: workforce , official time , AFGE , OPM , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , Darrell Issa , Tom Coburn , Phil Gingrey , GAO , Elise Garofalo

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 06:37pm EST

Issa, Ryan look to FERS reform

In a letter to the Congressional Budget Office director, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) expressed their interest to revamp the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). NTEU president Colleen Kelley said the reforms would simply raise costs for federal workers.

Tags: Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , workforce , pay and benefits , Colleen Kelley , budget , retirement , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/07/2014, 11:23am EST

NTEU looks for allies among freshmen members of Congress

Now that the final votes have been counted in the 2014 midterm elections, Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said she's hoping that some new members will fight for the interests of government workers.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , midterm elections , Barbara Comstock , Donald Beyer , Frank Wolf , James Moran , workforce , Eleanor Holmes Norton , sequestration , Barbara Mikulski , Hal Rogers , Jory Heckman , management , budget

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 11:56am EST
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Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

The campaigning is done and the votes are in. Republicans will soon gain control of the Senate for the first time since 2007, and they've widened their lead in the House. So what can feds expect from their newly elected officials? Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share her perspective.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , Senate , House , election , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , workforce , Congress

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 08:37am EST
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Colleen Kelley, President, National Treasury Employees Union

A continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 11 now has President Barack Obama's signature. It prevents a full government shutdown from kicking in on Oct. 1, but it doesn't do much else for federal employees. Colleen Kelley is president of the National Treasury Employees Union. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she analyzed the impact of the CR for her members.

Tags: Colleen Kelley , continuing resolution , In Depth

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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