January 21, 2016: After considerable discussion between the Union and Management, retirement withholdings for dozens of employees were altered to the correct amount. The Agency has yet to pay back the sums incorrectly collected from ex-Peace Corps hires, but has pledged to make all employees whole.
On Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Representative Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, conducted a legislative markup hearing that had a slew of disastrous bills forced through by the GOP-led majority on the committee. While numerous pieces of legislation considered by the committee on Tuesday are cause for concern, one bill in particular […]
Congress passed a government funding bill for 2016, eliminating the possibility of a government shutdown in 2015, and a 1.3 percent pay adjustment goes into effect for federal employees on Jan. 1. Heading into the year-end appropriations discussions, federal employees had reason for concern with House Speaker Paul Ryan at the head of the negotiations. […]
National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE-IAM) President William R. Dougan recently testified before a Senate subcommittee that pay flexibility for federal workers is woefully inadequate. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management is responsible for exploring policies that promote effective management of federal programs. Dougan spoke before the panel to express NFFE-IAM’s […]
For the third time in three years, a study released by the Federal Salary Council shows federal employees making 35 percent less than comparable private-sector employment. The Federal Salary Council, of which NFFE’s National Secretary/Treasurer Randy Erwin is a member, is made up of numerous pay experts and advises President Obama and the Administration on […]