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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., questions whether postal workers should be able to engage in collective bargaining.

Trump's Postal Reform Proposals Met With Criticism From Lawmakers, USPS Management

Administration, in turn, blasts several key bipartisan provisions of potential postal overhaul legislation.

'A Blueprint for How to Ruin the Civil Service'

Unions and management groups alike decry President Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal to severely cut federal employee retirement programs and freeze pay.

White House Revives Retirement Cuts in 2020 Budget Proposal

The Trump administration has requested the same grab bag of reductions in federal employee benefits for each of the last three years, thus far unsuccessfully.

Trump Proposes Civilian Pay Freeze for Second Consecutive Year

President's budget includes 3.1 percent increase for military personnel, but only targeted bonuses for select civilians.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the plan could be part of an effort to minimize the use of Defense Department construction funds.

Trump’s Border Wall Could Be Funded Partly With Leftover Military Pension Money

The Pentagon won’t confirm reports that it is considering reprogramming $1 billion in “leftover” funds in Defense Department pension accounts to apply toward the controversial wall.

Feds Won’t Be Getting Their Pay Raise This Week

Nearly a month after President Trump signed the law authorizing a pay increase for federal civilian employees, the raise still has not been implemented.

Annuities, Withdrawals and More

Responses to more questions and comments from readers.

“Workers would cover for whoever is out of the office,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney said. “This is really a win-win."

Lawmakers' Renewed Push for Paid Family Leave for Feds Includes More Generous Benefits

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the bill's author, predicts this will finally be the year the reforms are implemented.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to reporters in late January as he walks into a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans.

Senator Takes on Budget, Pay and Hiring Reforms in Latest Version of Annual Waste Report

Lankford goes beyond the usual rundown of silly grants, suggesting ways to end shutdowns and save money through benefits changes.