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GSA Delays Employee Parking Fees

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Last month, the General Services Administration announced it would begin charging its employees for parking at all federal office buildings and GSA-leased buildings in the Washington, D.C., region.

Now, GSA employees will be able to keep their parking privilege in the short term. Federal Times reports GSA is putting its plans on hold because negotiations broke down between the agency and the Council of GSA Locals, part of the National Federation of Federal Employees, the union representing GSA workers.

John Hanley, council president, said GSA avoided talking to the union about the parking issue.

“Federal employees are taking a beating in this administration and this is just another example,” he said.

Government Executive reports GSA estimated that 170 people would be affected by the change and parking fees would be determined based on location. The fees would range from $2,000 to $6,000 per year. However, employees can opt out of the plan.

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