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House reform committee passes civil service bills

June 17, 2005 The House Government Reform Committee passed three bills Thursday assisting federal employees with student loans, transit payments and retirement health care. The most contentious of the bills is H.R. 994, also known as premium conversion. That legislation-introduced by the committee's chairman, Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., and Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev.-allows ...

Unions continue fight against Pentagon personnel system

June 16, 2005 Union leaders promised a spirited fight Thursday to achieve significant changes in the new National Security Personnel System before it is issued in its final form. Representatives from a coalition of Defense unions delivered a letter of protest and a list of recommendations for the new personnel system to Acting ...

New Recruits

June 16, 2005 A group of Federal Aviation Administration employees that has taken legal action against the agency are attempting to add to its numbers. The employees previously appealed to the agency to uncap their salaries, and finally resorted to legal action in March. Under the FAA's performance pay system, more than 800 ...

Congressmen schedule base closing meeting in Virginia

June 15, 2005 Two senior congressmen will hold a town hall meeting in northern Virginia next week to discuss the base closure and realignment process. House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., and Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., will host the event, according to Moran's office. Last month, Defense Department officials proposed closing ...

Subpoena spurs Pentagon to release base-closing documents

June 14, 2005 The chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee said Tuesday that they have been successful in gaining more base realignment and closure documents from the Pentagon. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., issued a subpoena last week after the Pentagon delayed the ...

Case for personnel reform varies by agency

June 13, 2005 The "business case" for overhauling the governmentwide pay system is different than justification for personnel changes at the Defense and Homeland Security departments, according to a senior Bush administration official. Congress supported Defense and Homeland Security personnel reform because of the threat of terrorism and the need to support ongoing ...

Bush administration expanding personnel reform quickly

June 10, 2005 The Bush administration is not waiting for the Defense and Homeland Security departments to complete their personnel overhauls before moving the effort to the larger federal government, a senior Bush administration official said Friday. The current Defense and Homeland Security personnel overhauls are designed to scrap the General Schedule system, ...

Union opposes draft civil service changes

June 9, 2005 The National Treasury Employees Union on Thursday said it would fight any effort by the Bush administration to extend pending personnel changes at the Defense and Homeland Security departments to the entire civilian workforce. The Bush administration has drafted a civil service reform bill that proposes governmentwide system based on ...

Courtesy Pay

June 9, 2005 The personnel reform plan under development at the Office of Personnel Management would move federal employees into a performance pay system based on clearly defined benchmarks as well as significantly less structured measurements, according to draft documents. The draft civil service reform bill proposes a new governmentwide system, closely mirroring ...

Senators subpoena base closing documents

June 8, 2005 Two senators issued a subpoena Tuesday for Pentagon documents relating to the base realignment and closure process. Sens. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, the chairwoman and ranking member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, threatened to subpoena documents late last month after the Pentagon delayed ...