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By FEND Staff

WH dashes hopes on fed pay raise, unions react

By Nathan Abse

President Trump has called for a mere one percent average federal employee pay increase for next year—well below the 3.5 percent increase hoped for by federal labor leaders, and in the works in Congress.

WH and attorneys—inside and outside of DOJ—under scrutiny

By FEND Staff

Two recent moves by government watchdog groups aim to throw light on what they see characterize as powerful conflicts of interest and indeed lawbreaking by the current head of the executive branch, in the use and management of lawyers inside and outside of the federal payroll.

Feds too can have a 2020 Census side gig

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management is reminding federal employees that they too can earn extra money and be a part of history by working part-time with the U.S. Census Bureau for the 2020 count.

Federal Benefits Q&A

By FEND Staff

Question: I and my spouse will be FERS annuitants at 62 years of age soon. For her to receive survivors FEHB, do I have to take the survivors annuity reduction?

Feds stage silent protest against administration policies

By FEND Staff

Members of the largest federal employee union in the country held a silent protest on Capitol Hill against the Trump administration’s workforce policies and treatment of federal labor groups.

Does the fed future include FERS?

By FEND Staff

A congressional task force charged with improving government efficiency is proposing to eliminate the “simultaneously immoderate and unstable” Federal Employees' Retirement System and to make improvements to the federal government workforce.

2021 budget proposes small fed raise

By FEND Staff

The White House is proposing a 1% raise for federal employees in the 2021 budget while also increasing retirement contribution requirements.

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