Federal Employees News Digest

NDAA OK'd by Senate

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a pay increase for military personnel, a new policy on paid administration leave and prohibits another round of base closings, passed the Senate last week.

The $619 billion 2017 defense bill passed 92-7 on Dec. 8.

Included in the bill is the Administrative Leave Reform Act, which caps the use of paid administrative leave for cases of misconduct or performance each calendar year, but allows agencies to extend the use of the leave in “extraordinary circumstances” in 30-day increments.

Also under the bill, which was sent to the president for approval, military personnel will receive a 2.1 percent pay increase for next year.

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