Senate Appropriations subcommittee votes to give federal workers a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2005.
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The F Fund, which invests in fixed-income securities, showed the largest gains.
Agency offers guidance on excused absences and premium pay for emergency overtime work.
Union leaders appealed to Congress Wednesday to restart personnel talks with the Defense Department and also leveled harsh accusations, calling the National Security Personnel System a front for outsourcing government jobs.
A frontrunner for the top spot on a key House Government Reform subcommittee has announced that he will not seek re-election, leaving the field wide open.
But the number of jobs open to outside applicants dwindled in 2003, study finds.
The independent agency asks for more flexibile system, but a union leader says the plan would hurt workers.
Reimbursements to employees under three-year-old benefit program totaled $9.1 million in fiscal 2003.
A senior lawmaker wants employees with flexible healthcare spending accounts to keep unspent money at the end of each year.