Business

New Bill Would Give Civilians in Combat Zones a Tax Break

Civilian federal employees serving in combat zones would get the same tax credit available to military personnel. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

Personnel Costs Divide Senate, House Defense Bills

Soaring personnel costs have driven a wedge between the Senate and House versions of the 2015 defense authorization bill. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

House Passes Troop Pay Raise, Rejects TRICARE Reform and BRAC

The House’s version of the 2015 defense authorization bill shares little in common with Obama’s version and includes $45 billion more in spending. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

House Passes 'Politicizing' Bill To Help Fire VA Executives

Tough talking lawmakers passed a bill claiming to make it easier to fire VA executives but one that a federal workers' group says is unnecessary. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

House to Vote on 1.8 Percent Military Pay Hike This Week

The House begins taking up the National Defense Authorization Act on Tuesday, including a measure to increase troop pay by nearly twice the president’s request. By Kellie Lunney

Business

HASC Approves 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

The raise is higher than the 1 percent hike President Obama is asking for. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Bill Supports 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

The House Armed Services Committee wants to nearly double President Obama’s proposed pay hike for service members. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

Senate Passes Budget Bill Cutting Pension Benefits for New Feds and Military Retirees

The $85 billion savings package would fund the government well past mid-January 2014, and sets spending levels through fiscal 2015. By Kellie Lunney

Business

House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

The $85 billion dollar deal will tweak the pension contributions for new federal workers and working age military retirees. By Kellie Lunney

Business

House Passes NDAA, Approves 1 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

The measure also covered other critical areas of military compensation, including combat pay, housing allowances, and reenlistment bonuses. By Kellie Lunney

Business

New Feds, Military Retirees to Contribute More to Pensions With Budget Deal

Savings gained by tweaking the retirement benefits of both groups would amount to $12 billion. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Senate Shutdown Deal Includes Back-Pay Measure For Furloughed Feds

Even if the legislation passes, it may be a while before furloughed civilians receive their paychecks. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Senate Still Hasn't Voted on Bill That Gives Back Pay to Furloughed Workers

Several Republicans want to be able to attach amendments to a bill that would pay furloughed workers retroactively after the shutdown ends. By Kellie Lunney

Business

House OKs Retroactive Pay for Furloughed Workers

The House voted unanimously on Saturday to retroactively pay furloughed civilian workers. By Kellie Lunney

Business

New House Bill Would Put Furloughed DoD Employees Back to Work

A new House measure would ensure all defense civilians would continue to work and be paid during the government shutdown. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Furloughed DoD Workers Will Get Paid - Eventually

Furloughed civilian workers want to know when they can go back to work, and if Congress will give them back pay for those missed days. By Kellie Lunney

Policy

GOP Says DoD Doesn't Have to Furlough Civilian Workers

Republican leaders say the Pay Our Military Act gives the Pentagon 'broad latitude' to keep paying its civilian workers. By Kellie Lunney

Business

400,000 DOD Civilians to Get Shutdown Furloughs

Thousands of workers face mandatory unpaid leave days with the lapse in appropriations. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Protect Retirement Benefits for Current Service Members, Obama Says

President reminds military compensation and retirement modernization panel about grandfather clause. By Kellie Lunney

Business

Government Managers Rail At Budget Cuts

Senior executives are frustrated at constraints stemming from funding shortages, along with a lack of support from Capitol Hill. By Kellie Lunney

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