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- CBO Report a Possible Roadmap for Targeting Federal Employee Benefits - January 25, 2023
The Federal Managers Association will oppose any efforts by Congress to diminish federal employees' benefits or pay. With retirements increasing, and retention of good employees difficult due to the lure of higher salaries in the private sector, the last thing Congress should do is make working for the government less attractive.
A recently issued report for Congress could serve as a roadmap for looking to federal health insurance and retirement benefits as targets in a deficit reduction effort by the new House Republican majority.
A “budget options” report includes potentially increasing the contributions that FERS employees make toward their retirement benefits while having all employees and retirees pay more–and the government less–toward FEHB premiums.
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