Legislation Introduced to Provide Pension Rights for Former Temporary or Intermittent Employees

The Federal Retirement Fairness Act would allow certain federal employees to pay into the retirement fund for the years these individuals worked under temporary status.

RetirementH.R. 5389, the Federal Retirement Fairness Act, has been introduced by Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA). The bill would allow federal employees to pay into the retirement fund for the years these individuals worked under temporary status. This bipartisan bill solves an issue that NTEU has supported seeing addressed for years. Continue reading “Legislation Introduced to Provide Pension Rights for Former Temporary or Intermittent Employees”

Oklahoma City Anniversary

This Thursday, April 19, marks the 23rd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

NTEU honors and remembers the 168 lives lost that day. This flier is for you to share and display in commemoration of the anniversary.

NTEU honors and remembers the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Oklahoma City, April 19, 1995 The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU)

Update on Federal Spending Developments

Information about recent administration and Congressional federal spending developments

The House of Representatives (Jan. 3 file photo).
U.S. House of Representatives

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a balanced budget amendment (H.J. Res. 2) that would amend the U.S. Constitution to prohibit annual federal outlays (spending) from exceeding revenue, unless Congress were to approve exceptions by a significant threshold (a 3/5 vote in each chamber). The amendment would also require the President to submit a fully balanced budget request to Congress annually. As designed, the measure would dramatically clamp down on funding for federal programs, and as an amendment to the Constitution must also be ratified by 3/4 of the states, following congressional passage. However, the amendment failed to garner the required 2/3 votes (233-184) in the House, so will not advance to the Senate for further consideration. Continue reading “Update on Federal Spending Developments”