WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has told Congress he is canceling a pay raise that most civilian federal employees were due to receive in January, citing budgetary constraints. Trump informed House and Senate leaders in a letter sent Thursday. Trump says in the letter that locality pay increases would cost $25 billion, on top of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump cancels pay raise due federal workers in January
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a trio of executive orders to overhaul the federal bureaucracy by making it easier to fire federal workers for poor performance and misconduct, requiring that departments and agencies negotiate better union contracts and limiting the amount of time certain federal workers can spend on union business. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump takes steps to ease firing of federal workers
WASHINGTON /January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The swift ending to end a messy and expensive government shutdown has set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return to their post Tuesday. But some of those workers fret that they could find themselves in a similar limbo in just a few more weeks … Continue reading As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another
WASHINGTON/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations lasted late into … Continue reading With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek
WASHINGTON/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home Monday. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing … Continue reading No deal reached, as moderates search for shutdown solution
WASHINGTON (AP) — A standoff between Democrats and Republicans has the federal government on the brink of shutting down. Here’s a look at what the dispute is about and what will happen if it isn’t resolved by midnight Friday. ___ WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT? Since the end of the fiscal year in September, the … Continue reading AP Explains: Why is the government close to a shutdown?
WASHINGTON/ Jan. 12, 2018 (STL.NEWS) — The nation’s largest union of federal workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, thanks Senate and House lawmakers for introducing joint legislation that recognizes their invaluable contributions to this country. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act, or FAIR Act, was introduced Thursday by Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii … Continue reading AFGE thanks lawmakers for joint bill supporting federal workers