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Senate Budget Blueprint Would Hurt Federal Employees

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The spending plan authored by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), which passed in the Senate, would hurt federal employees and harm agencies.

“The Senate budget resolution would place a heavier burden on middle class federal workers, by increasing their pension contributions and continuing the draconian sequestration budget cuts,” said President Colleen M. Kelley.

The requirement that federal employees pay half the cost of their pensions would likely amount to a 6 percent increase in the amount the employee pays–essentially a 6 percent pay cut.“We believe that further cuts to federal employee benefits are contemplated, but details are scarce,” she noted.

Federal employees have already contributed $159 billion to deficit reduction and budget savings through pay freezes and increased pension contributions.  More

PROTECT YOUR RETIREMENT Support the Federal Employee Pension Fairness Act.

ACT NOW! Ask your representative to support permanent parity between the transit and parking portions of the commuter benefit.

Ask your representative to co-sponsor HR 532, the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act.

TAKE ACTION! Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the FAIR Act, which would provide federal employees with a 3.8 percent pay increase for 2016.


 

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