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Congress returns with one goal: No government shutdown
Congress returns Tuesday after a seven-week summer break with one major task to accomplish: Dont shut down the government. Lawmakers have four weeks to hammer out a spending deal before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, but some are already warning the task will not be easy. The...
  ·  The Washington Post  ·  Sep 7, 2016_  right

An End to Pay Raise Suspense, Life and Health Insurance Open Seasons, and More
For loyal followers of the  annual federal employee pay raise , Wednesday started out as a suspenseful day. President Obama said when he released his fiscal 2017 budget plan that he wants to give civilians a 1.6 percent boost next year, but he had until midnight on Aug. 31 to formally...
  ·  Government Executive  ·  Sep 1, 2016_  right

GOP Platform: Cut feds and benefits
The Republican Partys 2016 platform calls for a slew of reforms targeting the federal workforce, including cuts to pay and benefits. The  document , which the party finalized at the opening day of the Republican National Convention Monday, called federal employees overpaid and...
  ·  Government Executive  ·  Jul 19, 2016_  right

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