Archive: Budget

Lieberman Supports Equal Pay Raises for Civilian and Military Workers

Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, laid out his budget priorities in a long letter Tuesday to the Senate Budget Committee. The last item on the list (not sure if they were listed in...

By Sara Goo | March 19, 2009; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (1)

Lawmakers Promise to Oversee Government Hiring

As the Federal Diary reported on Thursday, President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget likely will result in many thousands of new hires for the federal government. The problem with that is they will have to go through a hiring process that...

By Sara Goo | March 6, 2009; 02:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Union Calls for Equal Pay Increase for Civilian and Military Employees

Federal union members may have a new friend in the White House, but they should not confuse Barack Obama with Santa Claus. The president demonstrated that with his proposed 2010 budget. It abandons the general practice of giving civilian and...

By Sara Goo | March 3, 2009; 04:44 PM ET | Comments (1)

Postal Group Warns Obama Budget Would Cut Benefits

The National Association of Postmasters of the U.S. is warning its members that President Obama's budget plan would cut postal employee benefits. The association cites figures in the budget summary the administration released last week. A line item deep in...

By Sara Goo | March 2, 2009; 02:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unions Happy to See Fewer Contract Workers in Budget

Federal employee labor leaders are not happy about President Obama's plan to give civilians a 2 percent pay raise in 2010, while military personnel would get 2.9 percent. This is a break with the general practice of giving the two...

By Sara Goo | February 27, 2009; 11:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Obama's Pay Proposal for Fed Workers Gets Mixed Review

Updated: 2:01 p.m. John Gage, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union, praised the proposed budget President Obama released today, even though it calls for a 2 percent salary increase for civilian workers, while...

By Sara Goo | February 26, 2009; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

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