Two postal reform bills passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, although not without opposition or concerns.
The most recent plan to save the Postal Service involves taking a page out of the private sector’s book: required enrollment in Medicare.
With the President’s fiscal 2018 budget expected later this week, lawmakers and federal employee unions are gearing up for what could be a long and contentious fight over civilian agency spending and possible cuts to other federal employee programs. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association says the 2018 budget is its biggest challenge this year.
Federal taxes take a good bite out of everyone’s paycheck. But it’s the same no matter where you live. State taxes are another matter.
The House will likely pass a budget resolution that would reform civil service pensions to reduce the federal deficit by $32 billion over 10 years.
For the first time, federal retirees were supposed to be able to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign this year. But the Office of Personnel Management is still waiting for final clearance to solicit donations from retirees, and it can’t accept annuitants’ contributions online.
Unlike previous two-year, bipartisan budget agreements, the Senate’s latest deal does not use higher federal employee retirement contributions as an offset to a $300 billion spending boost over 2018 and 2019.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request includes several other recommendations that would change current retirement, health and other benefits for federal employees.