March 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm #155912
Dorothy Ramienski AmatucciParticipant
A federal pay freeze that has been in effect since January 2011 might get extended into 2013.
GovExec reports that a $109 billion transportation bill is up for a vote Tuesday, March 13. The pay freeze is included in an amendment that would also, “extend tax deductions for college tuition, allow gas exploration on federal lands, provide tax credits for energy-efficient homes and alternative fuel vehicles, and extend expired tax credits for small businesses”.
Leaders from the National Treasury Employees Union and the American Federation of Government Employees have already expressed their concerns.
“Because the overall bill includes many provisions unpopular with Democrats, such as fast-tracking the Keystone XL Pipeline and offshore drilling, its passage is uncertain, one employee group representative told Government Executive. ‘It’s laden with other things Democrats wouldn’t vote for,’ the employee group official said, when discussing concerns about the Roberts amendment.”
The House of Representatives passed a federal pay freeze extension last month.
What do you think? Will the federal pay freeze last until 2013?
March 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm #155916
March 14, 2012 at 11:21 am #155914
A ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak existence … the Senate rejects extending the Federal pay freeze.
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