Greg Stanford, director of government affairs for the Federal Managers Association, joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn to talk about the potential for pay and hiring freezes under a Trump administration.
DoD presented a plan to lawmakers last month to consolidate 32 reserve duty statuses into just four. For years reservists received differing pay and benefits depending on which of the duty statuses their orders fell under, causing a bureaucratic mess and gaps in benefits.
Defense legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama in December will reverse decades-old mistake of tax withholding from veterans with combat-related disabilities.
President Obama’s 2.1 percent pay hike may be the last feds see for awhile from Congress, says Jeff Neal, former DHS chief human capital officer.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the best paid federal workers aren’t here, and if you want a pay raise, your best move is to move.
The National Treasury Employees Union and the Senior Executives Association both said they hope to better educate the new administration and Congress about the federal workforce.
As Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James closes out her tenure, she is setting up a new Air Force Digital Service.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to improve your financial picture, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal workers should start with their Thrift Savings Plan.
As military financial literacy continues to fall, Suze Orman is stepping in to offer her services to troops.
Randy Silvey, president of Silverlight Financial, says federal employees need to have a better grasp of their financial situation as they decide to ride into the sunset.
While the new higher pay cap of $161,900 is nothing to sneeze at, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it still lags behind what some receive in the private sector.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order authorizing a 2.1 percent pay parity for civilian employees in 2017. This order supersedes the one he signed back in November, which authorized a smaller raise for federal employees.
The Air Force will implement a new civilian evaluation system next spring to increase communication between supervisors and employees.
The 2017 defense authorization bill increases the amount DoD workers get for leaving their jobs by $15,000. The bill, signed into law by President Obama on Friday, provides up to $40,000 in retirement incentives for eligible civilian employees.
Federal workers in the Washington-Baltimore area will be getting their biggest pay raise in years next month. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has a city-by-city breakdown.