Legislation to Provide More Venues for Whistleblower Complaints Heads to the President

Today, H.R. 2229, the All Circuits Review Act, cleared the House, and is headed to the President for enactment.

Representative Elijah E. Cummings
Representative Elijah E. Cummings

Sponsored by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), H.R. 2229, the All Circuits Review Act, cleared the House of Representatives today, and is now headed to the President for enactment. The bill originally cleared the House in October 2017, but earlier this month, when it was passed by the Senate, an amendment was made, requiring subsequent House passage. Continue reading “Legislation to Provide More Venues for Whistleblower Complaints Heads to the President”

House Budget Committee Approves FY 2019 Budget Resolution Targeting Federal Retirement Benefits

The House Budget Committee has approved a fiscal year 2019 budget that includes cuts to federal employee retirement benefits.

black calculator near ballpoint pen on white printed paperEarlier this week, I shared with you that Representative Steve Womack (R-AR), chair of the House Budget Committee, released a proposed budget plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The House Budget Committee met and considered the plan for two days, ultimately voting on a party line vote (21-13) to approve the budget. Continue reading “House Budget Committee Approves FY 2019 Budget Resolution Targeting Federal Retirement Benefits”

Senate Committee Ranking Members Respond to Trump Executive Orders by Standing with Federal Employees

Three Senate Committee Ranking Members respond to the May 25th Trump Executive Orders by asking the White House to rescind them.

Thumb upFollowing the President’s issuance of the three Executive Orders (EOs) on May 25th, NTEU has been working to educate Capitol Hill on the harm these actions will have on federal employees, as well as on federal employee labor organizations and your day-to-day representational duties. Earlier this week, 45 Senate Democrats sent a letter asking the President to rescind the EOs and to direct agency and department heads to cease and desist from abrogating existing collective bargaining agreements. Now three additional Senators, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Ranking Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and HSGAC Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, respectively, sent their own letter requesting the same of the White House. Continue reading “Senate Committee Ranking Members Respond to Trump Executive Orders by Standing with Federal Employees”

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Measure With 2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY19 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill which contains funding for the IRS, SEC, CFTC, and contains several provisions impacting agencies and employees government-wide.

Seal of the United States SenateToday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) spending bill for FY 2019. During the committee’s consideration, several amendments were considered, including one affecting federal employee pay. The bill covers the IRS, SEC, CFTC and contains provisions that are applicable to agencies and employees government-wide. Continue reading “Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Measure With 2019 Federal Employee Pay Raise”

Senators Respond to Trump Executive Orders by Standing with Federal Employees

Senate Democrats respond to the May 25 Trump Executive Orders by asking the White House to rescind them.

Seal of the U.S. House of RepresentativesFollowing the President’s issuance of the three Executive Orders (EOs) on May 25, NTEU has been working to educate Capitol Hill on the harm these actions will have on federal employees, as well as on federal employee labor organizations and day-to-day representational duties. Today, 45 Senate Democrats sent a letter asking the President to rescind the EOs and to direct agency and department heads to cease and desist from abrogating existing collective bargaining agreements. Continue reading “Senators Respond to Trump Executive Orders by Standing with Federal Employees”

Today House Budget Chair Issues Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Blueprint

Today, Representative Steve Womack, chair of the House Budget Committee, released budget materials for a possible fiscal year 2019 budget.

black calculator near ballpoint pen on white printed paperRepresentative Steve Womack (R-AR), chair of the House Budget Committee, has released a proposed budget plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. As of today, the House Budget Committee is scheduled to consider and vote on the plan starting tomorrow. Several Republican members have shared concerns with the budget plan, and it is not known at this time whether or not there will be enough support from legislators for this budget plan to advance and pass on the House floor. Senate consideration of a FY 2019 budget also remains uncertain. Continue reading “Today House Budget Chair Issues Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Blueprint”

Senate Committee Action on Federal Workforce Items Including a Pay Raise

A Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has advanced a bill that includes several key federal workforce items, including a federal employee pay raise.

dollar billsA Senate Appropriations Subcommittee has advanced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations measure, which includes government-wide federal employee items. Continue reading “Senate Committee Action on Federal Workforce Items Including a Pay Raise”