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Administration thwarts states’ efforts to help furloughed feds

Eight states have been warned by the Trump Administration about the legalities of providing furloughed federal employees unemployment benefits during the shutdown.

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Report: Shutdown less likely, prospects for 1.9% raise look better

Members of the House and Senate working to hash out a compromise on much-discussed “minibus” spending bills to keep the federal government going are making progress, according to a recent report.

Union to politicians: Lift the pay freeze!

A major federal employee union has renewed its demand that members and other feds get the pay raise they deserve.

Lawmakers urge Congress to give feds a pay raise

Eight House Democrats who represent the D.C.-metro area have penned a letter to congressional leaders asking them to give federal employees a raise for 2019, despite the president’s call for a pay freeze.

Trump cancels 2019 pay raise for feds

Federal employees will not be getting their expected pay raise next year; President Trump scrapped the plan, calling it “inappropriate.”

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Report: FEMA overpaid temp employees

Last year, during one of the most challenging disaster response periods in the Federal Emergency Management Agency history, the agency overpaid some of its temporary emergency response workers.

White House ‘concerned’ about pay raise for feds

In a statement of its positions on a Senate spending bill that includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal civilian employees next year, the Office of Management and Budget said it was “concerned."

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2015 OPM data hack resurfaces in financial crime

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are expressing concern about reports that OPM data hacked by China a few years ago have resurfaced as part of a white-collar crime.

Bill for fed pay raise advances in Senate

The Senate Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on June 19 approved a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees in fiscal year 2019.

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It pays to be a fed on the East Coast

The Office of Personnel Management has released the salary data of federal employees, commonly requested information that is broken down by geographic location, occupation and race.

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