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Congress Extends Pay Freeze, Averts Government Shutdown

Federal employees will face a pay freeze for the third consecutive year as Congress approved a measure on Thursday to avert a government shutdown. The $984 billion legislation will fund the government through fiscal year 2013, but will keep the … 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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Senate Wants to Cut Congressional Pay During Sequestration

New legislation was birthed in the Senate this week that would reduce congressional pay once government furloughs begin. The bill would force congressional leaders to sacrifice a portion of their paycheck to align with the loss many government employees will … Continue reading

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Congress Approves Phased Retirement; Federal Pensions Left Alone

Congress approved a bill that will allow federal employees to ease their way into retirement by working part-time with prorated salaries and annuities. The phased retirement plan allows experienced workers to transfer their skill and knowledge to younger workers. The … Continue reading

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