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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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Unions, businesses call Trump’s tax deferral plan unfair, unworkable

President Donald Trump’s executive order deferring tax withholdings will go into effect with federal employees’ second September paycheck, despite condemnation from business and union officials.

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USPS needs better overtime management, watchdog says

Excess overtime is being caused by understaffing, inadequate oversight and data collection errors, according to a new report from the Postal Service’s inspector general.

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National Finance Center to implement Trump’s payroll tax deferral on fed paychecks

The NFC said it plans to eliminate deductions for Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance in accordance with the president’s Aug. 8 executive order deferring deductions due to COVID-19.

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