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  • does this make sense to you?
    Taxpayer Too
    Am I the only one that thinks this is odd or even funny? There's talk of furloughs on one hand and on the other hand the House wants to pass legislation for 4 weeks of paid leave to have a baby. Hello!! Legislation introduced this week would provide all federal employees with four weeks of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. The legislation was introduced February 5 in the House by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Gerald Connolly (D-VA) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). The legislation (HR 517) is known as the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act (FEPPLA).
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  • Furloughs
    Mimi2Ella
    Mike - so the Fed Employee can be furloughed and not get back pay BUT congress can.. FROM ABC NEWS: The bill, known as the No Budget No Pay Act of 2013, directs both chambers of Congress to adopt a budget resolution for fiscal year 2014 by April 15, 2013. If either body fails to pass a budget, members of that body would have their paychecks put into an escrow account starting on April 16 until that body adopts a budget. Any pay that is withheld would eventually be released at the end of the current Congress even if a budget doesn’t ever pass. What is up with that?
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  • The 27th Amendment
    ben
    Congress's pay can't be changed during the session they are in. This served well to keep them from raising their pay until they stood for election and had to explain raises to their voters.
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  • Feds and Contractors Should Protest in DC Each Furlough Day
    Al Graz
    Let's get together and demonstrate to the President and Congress the impact of their lack of action. If 800,000+ feds and contractors are furloughed, at least 200,000 in DC will be off 1 day per week. We should at least be able to get 5,000 feds and contractors to protest in DC each day of the week for 6 months (April thru September). Imagine the impact of such a demonstration...we will be heard. Imagine the media coverage - no pay raise for 2 years, now a 10% pay cut!
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  • Might Affect The DC Area
    ben
    Might affect members of congress in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Congressmen, not from the area, will demagogue it showing how they stood up to the DC feds.
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  • Furlough does not go against high 3? Contractors have to furlough?
    Honest Broker
    I retired at the end of last year and the cost of a furlough to my benefits was one of the reasons. According to my local personnel office manager, the furlough will still effect your high 3. Is he wrong? I'm not tracking why they say the contractors will be forced to furlough. I heard many Govt offices were to spread their employee's days off, so they could stay open with normal hours. Many contractors have 24/7 access to Govt spaces, so why would a Govt furlough impact them? Are all their contracts going to be revised with a furlough clause? The politicians, contractors and media are doing a great job of spinning the news releases to the public, but they always come out on top. They sound a lot like lawyers. Oh yeah, they are lawyers.
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  • Funds Available
    ben
    Suspect the government will use the "subject to availability of funds" clause. No money, no honey.
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