If any of the Trump administration’s proposals to overhaul the federal pay and pension plans make it through Congress, thousands of federal workers might have to extend their tours of duty by as much as a decade to maintain their standard of living.
Jeff Neal, former DHS CHCO, looks at the recent proposals from OPM and OMB that would freeze federal pay for a year and decrease federal employee compensation.
Federal management leaders in the Trump administration say they’re optimistic they can lead a bipartisan, inclusive discussion about its plan to modernize the federal workforce.
Long-awaited guidance from the General Services Administration will help make federal employees whole who must relocate for their job.
COLAs are based on the rise in inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index-W, from the third quarter year over year. It’s possible the January COLA will be less if living costs drop, but that is unlikely given the year-long rise in oil-prices, one of the chief drivers of inflation.
Republicans who want to stave off a midterm majority-party defeat might want to run some numbers on fed voters in their districts.
Recent proposals to change the existing federal retirement system are just the beginning of coming recommendations from the Office of Personnel Management.
A new bill will give backdated pay to officers who are waiting months for promotion.
Upon learning how the semi-automatic 3 percent within-grade increases work, one top outsider assigned to White House government overhaul is said to have referred to them as “zombie pay raises.’’
New Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon detailed his vision for OPM and its role in modernizing 40-year-old statutes that govern how agencies recruit, retain, compensate and manage federal employees.
Some clever, eligible federal workers are considering retiring later this year to be on the retirement roles for the January 2019 cost of living adjustment. But the problem is that time is not on their side.
The 150-member Republican Study Committee has listed its budget priorities for 2019, calling for eliminating all automatic pay raises for federal workers, and increasing their contributions to their own retirement. The conservative group’s also wants to make it easier for federal employees to be fired.
The Trump administration has been pulling at the Gordian knot of federal employment.
The American Federation of Government Employees and have endorsed congressional candidates whom they hope will advocate for federal worker pay going forward.