John O’Grady, president of AFGE Council 238, which specifically represents EPA employees, says cutting the agency’s budget by one-third will impact federal, state, and local levels of public health, not to mention hurt employee morale.
Among the major items in the President’s 2018 budget request are a few other provisions that have the potential to impact federal employees and their agencies.
The Air Force let go of more than 1,100 airmen in 2015 and 2016 as part of its 2014 force reduction.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says many feds are in shock over proposed changes in the federal retirement program and what it would do to all retirees.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request suggests personnel cuts at the majority of the 24 largest federal agencies. But the Homeland Security Department is one of the few that could undergo a bit of a hiring spree next year.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he will make the case to fellow lawmakers that it’s the wrong time to cut federal employee benefits as the unemployment rate is low.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the budget proposal could eliminate the so-called Social Security supplement now available to feds who are forced to retire earlier because of stressful, dangerous jobs.
House Appropriations Subcommittee members asked Tim Horne, the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to better explain the agency’s 2018 budget request, particularly for the FBI headquarters and disposal of underutilized federal property.
The Veterans Affairs Department may get a big budget boost in fiscal 2018 under the president’s proposal. Most of the additional funding will go toward health care, both in and outside the department. But the budget proposal does suggest cuts, and lawmakers said they’re concerned by possible spending reductions to VA information technology and medical research.
President Donald Trump has weighed in on the ongoing postal reform debate with a fiscal 2018 budget proposal that would save the U.S. Postal Service $47 billion over 10 years through cuts in retirement benefits and mail delivery costs.
In today’s Federal Newscast, in both of the agencies’ 2018 budget requests, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division within the Justice Department said they would like to save money by cutting some positions.
The Trump administration’s Defense budget proposal envisions billions of dollars in savings from more oversight on IT, base closures, health care reforms and plane tickets.
President Donald Trump’s budget request sent to Congress May 23 calls for an increase of $1.6 billion for federal technology programs and projects.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says the greatest fear of retirees who don’t get a pension from work or an inflation adjustment is running out of money.
The President’s full 2018 budget proposal offers a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees and a 2.1 percent raise to members of the military. But federal employee unions and organizations say the raise does little to undo the damage the President’s proposed cuts to federal retirement benefits will have on current employees and retirees and future government workers. The budget also details workforce reductions at some agencies.