|House PLan||Provision||Senate Plan|
|$280.9 billion||Total Cuts||$170 billion|
|Increase employee contribution to 6.35 percent; eventually phase out defined benefit altogether; end Social Security suppliment for young retirees.
Savings: $127 billion
|Retirement||Senate Budget Committee aides pointed to Bowles-Simpson proposal to raise federal employee contribution to 6.35 percent, but proposal leaves specifcs to congressional committees|
|Limit the return rate on TSP's Government Securities (G) Fund.
Savings: $32 billion
|Thrift Savings Plan||No specific plan|
|Agencies could hire only one employee for every three that leaves.
Savings: $59 billion
|Attrition||Senate budget embraces attrition measures, calling on Congress to consider Bowles-Simpson proposal to fill one of three openings, but does not make specific recommendation.|
|Tie government's share of premiums for retirees to inflation, rather than cost of plan; tie retirees' health benefits to length of service.
Savings: $22.9 billion
|Federal Employees Health Benefits Program||"Improving" the program to "help make it more efficient and affordable for hardworking taxpayers;" specifics left to congressional committees|
|Postal employees contribute more toward their health and life insurance premiums; other efficiency measures such as eliminating Saturday mail delivery.
Savings: $40 billion
|USPS reform||No mention of USPS.|