Those who truly know federal service understand that working for the government is not just another job. You apply yourself to hard work, day after day.
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This article went to print hours before the administration signed three executive orders into law significantly curbing rights for federal workers.
For more than 100 years, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) has advocated excellence in public service and supported efforts to promote management and invest in the federal workforce.
We all saw it coming; it took no one by surprise. In fact, it was a mere formality when it did happen, but at the end of August, when the administration formally called for a pay freeze for all civilian federal employees for Fiscal Year 2019, it was disappointing nonetheless. The formal rationale for the pay freeze was due to “national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare,” from an administration that continues to boast unprecedented economic gains. And it came despite the federal workforce already contributing more than $182 billion towards deficit reduction since 2011 through a three-year pay freeze, reduced pay increases, unpaid furlough days, and two increases in retirement contributions for new hires, without any additional benefits.
Beginning November 5, 2016, managers have a new tool at their disposal to better accommodate our nation’s wounded veterans.
When America’s brave warriors step into a combat zone, such as Afghanistan or Iraq, their taxes are forgiven on their military pay.
Score another legislative victory for the Federal Managers Association (FMA)! In last month’s ‘Hear it from FMA’ we touted the successful repeal of Department of Defense policy that reduced long-term TDY per diems. And this past Wednesday, August 22, Congress finalized passage of Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Transition Improvement Act of 2017 (S. 899), which will provide disabled veteran leave to qualified new hires of Title 38. This bipartisan bill, authored by Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) is headed to President Trump’s desk for his signature into law.
The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is an organization dedicated to representing the interests of managers in the federal government on Capitol Hill, and one of the primary reasons people join is for our legislative advocacy. Thanks in large part to that advocacy, the Department of Defense (DOD) will soon be prohibited from reducing the long-term temporary duty (TDY) per diems for all DOD civilian and uniformed military travelers based on duration of the assignment.
On Thursday, November 2nd, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform marked up the EQUALS Act of 2017 (H.R. 4182) by a vote of 19 – 17. H.R. 4182 was introduced by Rep. James Comer (R-KY) and would extend the probationary period for employees entering the federal workforce to two years upon the completion of formal training.
Last month, the Federal Managers Association (FMA) honored Sue Thatch as its Manager of the Year for 2015, in recognition of her efforts to promote excellence in public service. Sue has been lauded for originating the idea that became the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act, expected to help more than 45,000 disabled veterans over the next five years.
It has been two weeks since the administration formally unveiled its long-awaited agency reorganization plan, called “Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century.” We at FMA have heard from many of our members and continue to analyze the merits for reform.
In April, we wrote about the Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 5389), bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Walter Jones (R-NC). FMA endorsed the bill, which would allow a Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) employee to make a deposit, plus interest, and receive credit toward his or her annuity computation for non-deduction service performed on or after January 1, 1989.
To say the process to fund the federal government is complex is an understatement. Considering that spending, including both mandatory and discretionary, totals more than $4 trillion dollars annually, that makes sense.
It is fair to say those who choose to become part of the federal workforce do not do so to make a fortune.
President Donald Trump unveiled his Administration's fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget request on Tuesday, May 23rd.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “good enough for government work”?
Everyone agrees there’s a problem at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the question is: who is responsible? IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has described an “abysmal level of service,” and the numbers bear out the Commissioner’s concern.
There are many reasons the all-volunteer United States military is the best-trained, most lethal force the world has ever known.