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WH proposes 2.7% bump in pay for feds

Good news for feds: The Biden administration is proposing a 2.7% increase in pay next year—if effected, the largest annual bump in pay in over a decade.

Tax Day 2021 is here...

The IRS is reminding all individual filers that today—Monday, May 17—is the deadline on tax returns for tax year 2020, or put in for an extension. The extraordinary extension from mid-April was implemented to help ease the challenge posed by COVID.

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Orgs push WH to go beyond minimum wage for contractors

The Biden administration, from its earliest days in January, made it known it is pushing to ensure not only will all federal employees get a $15-per-hour minimum wage, but so too will federal contractors.

Raise finalized for feds' 2021 pay

The president, over the holidays, approved a 1% pay increase for civilian federal employees in 2021.

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Feds, unions continue push to make deferred payroll tax optional

Feds and their unions are pushing back against one COVID-era policy billed as “help”—but that seems, to some, sure to end up hurting.

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OPM wants to limit feds' back pay entitlements

The Office of Personnel Management wants to limit the scope of back payments entitled to federal employees.

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Federal judge rules USPS must implement overtime policy

This week, a federal judge reconfirmed that the U.S. Postal Service must authorize overtime in order to meet mail service demands for the upcoming election.

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USPS opts out of tax deferral program

The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that it would not be implementing President Trump's controversial payroll tax deferral plan for its employees.

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Feds over certain salary spared from tax deferral

Roughly 60 percent of the more than 2 million federal employees will be impacted by the tax deferral plan established by the president that would result in reduced paychecks at the beginning of the year.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers: Feds are ‘pawns’ in tax deferral plan

While some federal employees may be looking forward to larger paychecks in coming weeks, others are not, and more than 20 senators are asking that the mandatory payroll tax deferral be optional.

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