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Rep. Edwards makes another bid to repeal pension contribution increase

Rep. Donna Edwards reintroduces the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act to rescind the laws requiring feds hired after 2013 to pay more into their pensions than those hired before them.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , Congress , Donna Edwards , Colleen Kelley , J. David Cox , AFGE , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/06/2015, 04:47am EST

End of 40 years of war in sight?

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, could very well turn out to be the beginning of something good for the civil service.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Drive , Congress , Jason Chaffetz , workforce , pay raise , pay , elijah cummings

Friday - 02/06/2015, 03:00am EST

Chaffetz supports a federal pay raise but wants something in return

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee tells NTEU members that he wants their help in ridding the federal workforce of bad actors.

Tags: Jason Chaffetz , House Oversight and Goverment Reform Committee , elijah cummings , Congress , pay raise , pay , IRS , CBP , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 02/04/2015, 03:27pm EST

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
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