At their legislative and grassroots mobilization conference, the American Federation for Government Employees (AFGE) announced they would push for a 5.3% pay raise for civilian and military personnel – much higher than the 1.6% in the President’s current budget proposal.
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit overturned an arbitrator’s decision sustaining the employee’s removal for violating the agency’s time and attendance policies after finding that the arbitrator erred by imposing a “categorical rule of exclusion” against using employees who are similarly situated and under investigation as comparators when arguing that a penalty is not reasonable.
As both parties prepare for national conventions in the coming weeks, several unions and associations representing the interests of federal employees are pushing the Democratic National Committee’s platform committee to include their priorities this time around.
Earlier this month, Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill to move more than 45,000 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport officers into Title 5 of the U.S. Code.
As federal workers prepare for the upcoming Presidential transition, the House has passed a bipartisan bill intended remove the politics from this process.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, federal civilian and military employees will receive a 1.6 percent pay raise, according to a letter Obama issued to Congress Wednesday.
The Trump administration announced plans to recommend a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal workers to take effect January 2018, according to a budget document and senior budget official.
Federal retirees, who did not receive a cost-of-living increase last year, will see a modest adjustment of 0.3 percent in 2017.
For the first time in history, the labor union representing Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump Monday.
Last week during a budget hearing before the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert McDonald proposed moving VA Senior Executive Service (SES) members from Title 5 to Title 38 status.