2021 GS Pay Scale For Federal Employees Following 1% Pay Raise – 2022 Pay Raise Likely To Be Higher

[2021 GS Pay Raise Update] Despite a potential 2021 pay freeze for federal workers, Congress approved a 1 percent raise for Federal employees on the GS pay scale. This was not great news in an environment where inflation is rising, and especially since armed services members saw a 3% rise …

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Short-Term Budget Deal Reached That Includes Back Pay Plus 1% 2014 Pay Raise for Government Workers and Pay Freeze For Congress

A short term budget deal has been reached and the government shutdown is over. The debt ceiling has also been raised which will allow the nation to pay its bills and service new debt/payment obligations. But the deal legislation includes a few interesting provisions which are summarized below The Senate …

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2014 SNAP (Food Stamp) Program Facing Billions in Spending Cuts as Farm Bill Debate Rages

[Updated November 2013]  Without an extension to the 2009 stimulus funding for the Food Stamp/SNAP program, millions of Americans who rely on this program are going to see a cut in their benefits. The overall cut to the the program is around $5 billon dollars with the CBPP estimating the …

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Super Committee Fails to Reach Debt Deal – Automatic Triggers To Cut Defense and Discretionary Spending

[Latest Update]  As many had predicted, the debt Super Committee has failed to come up with a deficit reduction plan. Basically the not-so-super members failed to get past party line bickering and will now face the prospect of justifying to an angry public why they could not compromise. Further, the …

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Is another Government Shutdown Likely in 2014 and 2015 – Will Social Security Benefits, Contractor and Federal Employee Pay Stop Again?

Updated Nov. 2015] With the President taking executive action on immigration policy, Republicans are vowing to stop him by defunding public agencies that could implement this executive action. House Speaker, John Boehner said he is still reviewing options but has not ruled out yet another government shut down.  But the clock is ticking with government …

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