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AFGE, NTEU try to stave off changes to retirement benefits

The two employee unions say lawmakers shouldn't make up for sequestration cuts by forcing federal employees to contribute more to their retirement. House and Senate legislators are working on a small-scale budget deal that reportedly includes a provision to alter federal retirement benefits.

Tags: workforce , pay and benefits , retirement , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , J. David Cox , AFGE , Steny Hoyer , Congress , Paul Ryan , Gerry Connolly , Frank Wolf , Jim Moran , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/06/2013, 04:07am EST

In House-Senate budget talks, feds fear being familiar target

When House and Senate lawmakers kicked off formal budget negotiations this week for the first time since the government shutdown ended, both Republicans and Democrats said replacing sequestration, the blunt across-the-board budget cuts, with an alternative plan would be a top priority. The sticking point remains how to pay for it. Federal-employee unions and advocacy groups fear federal pay and benefits will once again be on the table.

Tags: sequestration , Congress , House , Senate , Paul Ryan , pay and benefits , retirement contributions , Jessica Klement , NARFE , Jacque Simon , AFGE , Jack Moore

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 12:51pm EDT

2014 budget battle lines drawn around federal pay, benefits

When it comes to the federal workforce, the competing House and Senate budget plans differ greatly in tone and style. But when it comes to making the federal government run more efficiently and finding cost-savings in federal operations, the two plans are more alike than you might think.

Tags: House , Senate , Congress , pay and benefits , retirement , budget , Paul Ryan , Jack Moore

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Senate Democrats push budget through committee

Senate Democrats have pushed a budget through committee that calls for roughly $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade and increases spending slightly over current projections.

Tags: budget , Senate , Senate Budget Committee ,

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 09:20pm EDT

Army promises improvements in evaluation of soldiers with PTSD

Internal review finds no systemic issues with regard to the misdiagnosis of post-traumatic stress among soldiers, but it makes dozens of recommendations for improving the disability evaluation system.

Tags: DoD , Army , PTSD , John McHugh , IDES , Patricia Horoho , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/11/2013, 06:05am EDT
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