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Senate to Vote on Veteran Benefits Reform Bill

The Senate is set to decide on legislation that would extend various veteran privileges and create new benefits for former military service members, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes the 400-page legislation, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is intended to revoke a provision of the Ryan-Murray budget …

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OPM: Sequestration Could Delay Retirement Claims Processing

The Office of Personnel Management has said the government-wide budget cuts could put the agency behind its target time to process retirement benefits, according to a Federal News Radio article. Jack Moore writes sequestration has cut short the call-center hours of the agency’s retirement services employees from 7:40 a.m. to 5 …

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House Approves Budget Plan, Fed Pay Freeze included

In a 228 to 191 vote on Thursday, the House approved the Republican-backed $3.5 trillion fiscal year 2013 budget plan, Government Executive reports. Provisions under the plan include extending the federal pay freeze of civilian workers and reducing the government’s workforce by 10 percent through 2015. If passed, federal employees …

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CBO Says Average Pay for Feds Higher Than Private Sector

Federal employees with a high school education and a four-year college degree receive higher compensation than similar private sector employees, according to the Congressional Budget Office. CBO released its findings Monday on differences in compensation — wages and benefits — between federal and private sector employees. The CBO said it …

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Congress Looking to Save Postal Service as Payments Come Due

Congress passed a continuing resolution Monday that extended a deadline to Nov. 18 for the Postal Service to pay $5.5 billion to the Treasury Department. The resolution comes as the cash-stricken agency’s debts threaten its operations. It is expected to announce record losses when its fiscal year ends Friday and expects …

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