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FSA Payments Resume Within One Week After Govt. Reopens

By FSA Administrator Juan Garcia Within a week after the government opened from a 16-day shutdown in October, Farm Service Agency employees were able to quickly issue payments to more than 1 million farmers and ranchers. Secretary Vilsack said that he was … Continue reading

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N.D. FSA Employees Volunteer to Aid Injured Farmers

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Latest Senate Bill Could Suspend Sequester

New legislation introduced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would temporarily suspend the sequester through the end of the fiscal year. The automatic budget cuts have caused airport delays and threatened national security and the economy, according to Reid. The … Continue reading

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Leaders Mentor FSA Employees in a Flash

The Farm Service Agency’s Human Resources Division hosted its first flash mentoring session last week to provide employees an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from leaders in the agency. “This benefits employees by introducing them to leaders within the … Continue reading

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Bill to Fire Federal Employees for Delinquent Taxes Fails

A bill that would allow federal employees with “seriously delinquent tax debts” to be fired, took a nose dive this week as the House failed to get a two-thirds majority vote to pass the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act. Republicans … Continue reading

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Year Three of Federal Pay Freeze a Done Deal

President Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation that will extend the federal pay freeze for the third consecutive year. Federal employees as well as lawmakers will have their pay frozen through fiscal year 2013 as part of a continuing … Continue reading

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House Extends Pay Freeze to End of Fiscal Year; Supports Sequester

Members of the House of Representatives voted on a continuing resolution Wednesday that would keep federal salaries frozen through September and uphold the $982 billion sequester. Should the legislation pass, the government would avoid a shut down on March 27 … Continue reading

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Federal Workers May Soon Get Paid Parental Leave

A new bill introduced in the House will give four weeks of paid leave to federal workers upon the birth or adoption of a child. The bill — introduced Feb. 5 — also would allow employees to use annual or … Continue reading

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President Offering 1 Percent Pay Increase for Feds in 2014

President Obama has proposed a 1 percent pay increase for federal employees in the fiscal 2014 budget, according to White House sources. Federal workers are expected to receive a .5 percent increase in fiscal 2013 scheduled to take effect March … Continue reading

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Federal Workers Could be Fired for Non-Payment of Taxes

Federal employees who don’t pay taxes could end up being fired if a bill passed by the House this week is signed into law. Based on IRS records, 98,000 federal employees owed more than $1 billion in unpaid federal taxes … Continue reading

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