Have you read so much about the proposed 2018 budget that you feel like your head will explode? Do you just want to know which provisions would affect you, but are having trouble separating it from all the rest? Federal News Radio has boiled it all down to some key takeaways all federal employees need to know. If you read nothing else about the budget, read this.
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.
Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, says the issue of federal pay is too complicated to have a simple, one-size-fits-all answer.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says federal and Social Security retirees may be in for a cost-of-living adjustment that’ll trump January’s proposed 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers.
While the ink on the deal hasn’t dried yet, more than 200,000 postal employees could see a series of pay raises down the road, now that one of the major postal unions has reached a provisional labor agreement with the U.S. Postal Service.
When it comes to the latest proposed pay raise, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if federal workers are ingrates or just in shock.
The IRS is reviewing its managerial pay system after the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration identified over 1,500 instances where managerial pay raises were applied incorrectly.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks whether a 1.9 percent pay raise in 2018 is too much, too little or just right.
Does the fact that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law has been tasked to fix the government make you nervous in your civil service job?
Working for the federal government used to be a good gig, but now, there are some definite downsides or at least uncertainties.
The full 2018 budget proposal could include a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees. This number is in line with the annual pay adjustment formula set under Title 5 of the U.S. Code for most federal employees under the General Schedule. The President can ultimately choose to differ from this formula and must tell Congress of his alternative by Sept. 1.
Federal Headlines reports that the Trump administration will be announcing a 1.9 percent pay raise for civilian employees.
Host Bob Leins welcomes Bob Braunstein, Federal Benefits Specialist to discuss changes as well as provide planning opportunities for you in 2017.
February 27, 2017
Wonder what the new administration has in store for your pay and benefits? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it will be the same-old-same-old, except maybe not.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is once again reintroducing the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act. This time, Connolly’s bill proposes a 3.2 percent pay raise for federal employees in 2018.