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OPM gives agencies some flexibility on shutdown back pay

The Office of Personnel Management is giving agencies some flexibility on how to administer back pay and leave to employees affected by the government shutdown earlier this month.

WH budget plan: Fed unions slam cuts

The White House issued its FY 2019 federal budget proposal—dubbed “An American Budget” — this week, outlining the spending and cutting priorities of the current administration.

Report: Proposed 2019 budget could slow tenure-based raises

Senior officials from the Office of Management and Budget said the White House wants to change how feds are paid and will release proposed changes on Feb. 12.

Viewpoint: Retaining the best is important as removing poor performers

The talk from the current White House about federal employees often is about removing poor performers more easily, but the focus really should be about rewarding good performance, according to recent opinion piece.

OPM releases back pay guidance

The Office of Personnel Management has released guidance to federal agencies on how to administer back pay to federal employees.

Senator questions 2019 budget proposal that includes pay freeze, border wall funding

A ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has raised a number of concerns with a budget proposal by the Office of Management and Budget for fiscal year 2019 that includes a pay freeze for all federal employees.

CR bill includes language to protect feds' pay in wake of shutdown

The short-term continuing resolution signed earlier this week includes language that provides back pay to federal employees who were furloughed during the three-day shutdown.

Lawmakers reintroduce fair pay legislation

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced the same legislation for the last four years, a bill that will provide federal employees a pay raise at the beginning of the new year, and his fight for 2019 is no different.

IRS releases new tax withholding guidelines

The Internal Revenue Service on Jan. 11 released the new income-tax withholding tables as part of the recently approved $1.5 trillion tax reform bill, and it shows that employees could start seeing changes in their paychecks as soon as next month.

Trump makes appointments to Federal Salary Council

After nearly a year of inaction, President Trump has finally announced his intent to appoint two people to the Federal Salary Council.

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