Pay

NTEU praises budget boost plans

The National Treasury Employees Union is optimistic about proposed increased funding and staffing at agencies, highlighting IRS, CBP and others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

USCIS calls off furloughs of 13,000 workers

The planned furloughs of more than 13,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees set for Aug. 30 have been cancelled, the agency announced today.

House lawmakers urge USCIS to reconsider Aug. 30 furloughs

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who heads a border security subcommittee, are asking the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service to push back 13,000 employee furloughs that are scheduled to take effect Aug. 30.

DeJoy reverses course on controversial USPS changes

Moves to slash overtime, delay delivery and remove sorting machines had prompted widespread criticism.