Federal News

Check back here often for the latest news affecting Firefighters and all Federal Employees

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Biden Proposes a 4.6% Raise for Federal Workers for 2023

Government Executive, 03.28.2022

President Biden called for federal workers to receive their largest annual pay raise in 20 years Monday, releasing a budget proposal that would grant civilian employees an average pay increase of 4.6%.

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Postal Reform Measure Could Affect All Federal Retirees’ Health Benefits 

Government Executive, 03.10.2022

The landmark Postal Service Reform Act (H.R. 3076) Congress passed this week ends the mandate that the Postal Service pre-fund its retiree health benefit costs and requires postal workers to enroll in Medicare Parts A and B when they turn 65. The latter provision could end up affecting all federal employees.

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Updated Pay Program Now Available - $15 Min

Pay Programs, 02.04.2022

​A updated version of the Firefighter Pay Program has been uploaded.  It should incorporate the $15-hr minimum base salary mandated by President Biden.  The changes apply to GS-3 to GS-4, Step 7 if their GS Basic Pay falls below the Special Rate table released by OPM.  Shift Firefighters may still have a FF rate lower than $15-hr due to the 53-hour standard Firefighter workweek.  Visit the Pay Programs page to access.  Please contact me if any errors are discovered.

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Better Benefits for Families of Feds Who Die on the Job 

Government Executive, 02.02.2022

​Senate panel on Wednesday advanced bipartisan legislation that would increase the death benefits and funeral allowances for federal employees who die while on duty.

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TSP Proposes Regulations Ahead of Mutual Fund Window Launch 

Government Executive, 01.25.2022

​The federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program will let enrollees participate in mutual fund investments as soon as this summer.