A LOOK AT WHAT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SHOULD EXPECT FROM THE 115TH CONGRESS - January 5, 2017
Republicans Expected to Reduce Feds’ Pensions, Outsource More Work
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
Federal employees can expect attempts to cut their pay, benefits and rights in the new Congress, as the unified Republican government looks to finally deliver on many failed efforts from previous years.
The 115th Congress wasted no time pursuing legislation with high impacts on the federal workforce; the first bill approved by the House would require the Veterans Affairs Department to permanently note all reprimands and admonishments on employee records, and a resolution setting the rules for the House this session will allow lawmakers to eliminate federal employees’ jobs and reduce their pay through the appropriations process.