Have you considered some of the important legislation that would impact federal employees that is currently pending in Congress?
Federal Pay Legislation
- H.R. 4585 (Connolly-VA) and S. 2699 (Sen. Schatz-HI)-provide federal employees with a 5.3% pay raise in 2017. NTEU Supports.
- H.R. 1137 (Rice-SC)-cuts certain federal salaries immediately by 8.7% and limits future pay raises. NTEU Opposes.
Retirement & Health Care Benefits
- H. Con. Res. 125-Proposed House Budget for FY2017 (Price-GA) –disproportionately targets federal employee benefit programs, resulting in significantly higher retirement and health care employee contributions; including requiring current employees to contribute approximately 6% of salaries into FERS, reducing the value of the TSP’s G fund, eliminating the FERS supplement, transitioning to TSP-only and basing FEHBP health care premiums on years of service and lowering the government’s share of premiums. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 1230 (Westerman-AR)-reduces federal pensions by basing annuity calculations on high-5 versus the current high-3 formula. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 785 (Edwards-MD)-rolls back the increased employee retirement contributions for federal workers hired since 2013. NTEU Supports.
- H.R. 2175 (Lynch-MA) –requires more transparency and oversight over prescription drug costs in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, lowering overall costs and premiums. NTEU Supports.
Workforce Reductions & Agency Funding
- H.R. 417 (Lummis-WY)-cuts the federal workforce by 10% over two years, and requires three employees to depart in order to fill one position. NTEU Opposes.
- H. Con. Res. 125-Proposed House Budget for FY2017 (Price-GA) –reinstitutes sequestration in FY 2018 and significantly cuts most federal agencies’ funding over the next ten years, also cuts the federal workforce by 10% and limits new hires. NTEU Opposes.
Workplace Fairness Legislation
- H.R. 4461 (Price-GA)-seeks to prevent federal employees from voluntarily joining unions—by not allowing them to deduct labor organization dues from their pay checks and by significantly raising the standard for union recognition. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 1658 (Hice-GA)-weakens federal employee labor rights by restricting employees’ abilities to receive workplace representation. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 4083 (Gosar-AZ), S. 2245 (Gardner-CO), and S. 2246 (Scott-SC) would prohibit employees at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from being represented by a union. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 4361 (Palmer-AL) could eliminate the ability for a union at a federal agency to bargain over any Information Technology (IT) issues. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 3023 (Buck-CO) would significantly expand the required probationary period for newly-hired federal employees. NTEU Opposes.
- S. 303 (Roberts-KS)-eliminates bonuses for federal employees who are behind in paying their taxes; compromises federal workers’ private taxpayer information. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 1563 (Chaffetz-UT)-requires agencies to fire federal workers who fall behind in paying their taxes; compromises federal employees’ confidential taxpayer information. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 1206 (Rouzer-NC)-prohibits hiring any new IRS employees until the Treasury Secretary certifies that no IRS employee owes back taxes. NTEU Opposes.
- S. 742 (Ayotte-NH and McCaskill-MO)-restricts certain employee bonuses for five years and requires re-payment of some bonuses. NTEU Opposes.
- H.R. 532 (Maloney-NY)-extends six weeks of paid parental leave to federal workers. NTEU Supports.