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Highway bill enters legislative homestretch

Tags: workforce , House , Congress , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:46pm EDT

Senate passes highway bill, including 'phased retirements,' transit subsidy

The Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul transportation programs and keep aid flowing to thousands of construction projects while strengthening highway. The $109 billion measure, approved in a 74-22 vote, included a number of amendments affecting federal pay and benefits, including a provision to allows "phased retirements" for federal employees and an expansion of an expired mass-transit subsidy.

Tags: workforce , retirement , phased retirements , pay and benefits , Congress , Senate , pay freeze , mass transit benefit , NTEU , Max Baucus , Pat Roberts

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 03:32pm EDT

Highway bill fails to clear hurdle in Senate

The government's power to spend federal Highway Trust Fund money on transportation programs and to levy federal gas and diesel taxes that support the trust fund are due to expire March 31.

Tags: Harry Reid , John Boehner , Congress , Senate , House , Highway Trust Fund

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 05:26pm EST

House transportation bill lands in the ditch

Tags: John Boehner , House , Congress , budget

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 07:09pm EST

House to vote on federal pension changes separate from highway bill

The current language of H.R. 3813 increases the CSRS and FERS employees' contribution to their retirements by 1.5 percent over three years. For individuals not subject to mandatory retirement who choose to retire on or after Jan. 1, 2013, the FERS minimum supplement is eliminated. Currently, the FERS minimum supplement is paid to those qualifying employees who retire prior to age 62.

Tags: Gerry Connolly , Congress , House , pay and benefits , retirement , FERS , CSRS , Patricia Niehaus , Federal Managers Association

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 01:23pm EST

Fed pensions up for debate in highway bill

Federal employees would pay more toward their pensions and new employees would receive less generous retirement benefits under a House Republican plan to pay for highway programs.

Tags: Congress , House , pay and benefits , retirement ,

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:47pm EST