Washington leaders have vowed to keep agencies funded past Sept. 30, but nothing is a done deal.
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Union expects parity will be restored by the end of this year.
Had the president stayed mum, civilian feds and service members would see larger paychecks in 2015.
All the funds except for international stocks posted positive returns last month.
The president issued an alternative pay plan late Friday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1 percent in 2015.
The move would be electoral suicide for Republicans.
OPM is accepting applications beginning in November, but some agencies are telling employees they can’t apply that soon.
Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option.
As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.
Downsizing within Defense and sequestration’s long-term impact are creating anxiety over job security, survey finds.