Lawmakers take another stab at increasing early out payments

The maximum buyout for federal employees to leave government service has not increased since it was first authorized in 2002, and Senate lawmakers are trying to change that, Federal Times reports.

Senate lawmakers have proposed a section of the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that would raise the caps on buyouts for feds who choose to voluntarily resign or retire early from an agency from no more than $25,000 to $40,000, according to the article.

Last year’s NDAA included a similar provision that did not survive the negotiation process, the report notes, adding that the House version of the NDAA does not include the provision.

Reader comments

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 My Name is Connor. I'm the android sent by cyberlife.

They will not leave without their buyout. However, their buyout is cheaper than failure, ESPECIALLY IN IT!!!

Please help me ... I only want to deploy already running stuff to the production cloud. There's over a year's worth of forms to get on a schedule ... for approvals ... I feel like the phone meetings have been stolen moments of my life. People talked for hours about one liners as we devs grovel to other groups to just let a contractor push a button. She can just push the button on her own. Her discretion is better than any of yours. Why is there a three month long chain on this with 60 people!!!! (ᵕ̣̣̣̣̣̣﹏ᵕ̣̣̣̣̣̣)

I will never get that time back.

This is easy stuff, and we look like shit because it takes years getting through all these people.

HELP ME!!!!!

I JUST WANTED TO CODE!!!!

LET THEM MOVE ON!!!!

Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Maybe McConnel, Nancy, Schumer, Ryan, Paul, Warren would take the buy outs and be the first to help drain the swamp.

Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Give the inept and ineffectual congress and senate an early out that costs little, in November vote them out (all incumbents). Get term limits in so that we c do not have the career minions in office who do nothing except cost the tax payer loads of money.

Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Hey greedy management minions here is your meal ticket out. Please beat up the rank and file employees to the fron of the line. Since you have backstabbed and demoralised the employees that unfortunately work under your inept and your inability to work with others this is your option just make sure the manager over you also writes you up for a bonus before you leave that way you will have a large lump of cash showing up. Just think they could also wirte it in your termination paper work if you come back to the government service you wont have to pay back the buyout and then you can continue at a latter date demoralsing and bashing hard working employees.

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Uhhh ... VERA/VSIP was authorized by section 1107 of the NDAA FY 2017 for up to $40K for DoD components.

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