The White House has threatened a veto if lawmakers continue to support the language, which is contained within a massive security bill.
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Congressional action may be needed to help unions and agency officials stop battling over the changes, panel members say.
The first in a two-part series on the ramifications of easing into retirement by cutting back on your work hours.
Least risky funds lead the pack for February earnings, but still trail more aggressive options for longer-term growth.
One compromise option would let screeners unionize, but give the agency the authority to take actions deemed necessary in emergencies.
Analysts suggest deficit reduction tactics that would make a dent in federal employees’ benefits.
Administration officials say a veto is in store if lawmakers allow airport screeners to negotiate the terms of their employment.
Under new broader human resources plan, employees only will be moved off the General Schedule to a performance-based system if a pilot project next year succeeds.
Steny Hoyer, D-Md., again backs measure that would raise the share of premiums covered by the government from 72 percent to 80 percent.
Measure reintroduced in the House has failed in the last few sessions of Congress, but may have a shot under new leadership.