2023 Legislative Recommendations
Below is a copy of FMA's 2023 Legislative Issue Briefs Executive Summary. Please click the PDF link below for a full description of each issue:
FMA 2023 ISSUE BRIEFS (PDF)
Advocating Excellence in Public Service
1. Congress should pass all appropriations bills in a timely manner.
2. Congress should protect federal employees’ compensation, health and retirement benefits. Additionally, pay caps should be raised to help with recruitment and retention of federal employees.
3. Congress should pass meaningful hiring reforms for the federal workforce, including expanding direct hire authority.
4. Congress should authorize capital investments across the federal government to restore and/or modernize facilities to meet their operational needs.
5. Congress should allow Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) employees to make deposits for non-deduction federal service performed, in the same manner as Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) employees and former military personnel.
6. To significantly reduce costs to American taxpayers, as well as reduce the federal government’s footprint, agencies should effectively utilize and expand telework options for employees across the federal workforce, as successfully demonstrated during the Covid-19 pandemic.
7. Congress should pass legislation to establish and fund initial and ongoing mandatory training requirements for all managers and supervisors across the federal government, and provide for a dual-track system to allow technical experts to rise without taking on management roles.
8. Congress should preserve due process for all federal employees and prevent a future return of Schedule F.
9. Congress should pass legislation to make cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) more accurate and fair, and allow FERS employees access to the Voluntary Contribution Program available to CSRS employees.
10. Congress should pass legislation to repeal or mitigate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO).
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