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- Funding for Salaries, Training, Other Workplace Costs Could Come Under Pressure - June 6, 2023
FMA was quoted in this June 6 article published in FedWeek.
The spending limits under the debt ceiling law now in effect will act as the type of budgetary outline that Congress’s internal rules call for it to produce each spring, but which has commonly been bypassed in recent years. That provides amounts to be parceled out among the 12 regular appropriations bills, which then is divided among agencies covered by each bill, and then among the accounts within those agencies.
One key account, called “salaries and expenses,” covers pay and benefits costs for agency employees as well as expenses such as employee training and travel and general office expenses. Some of those costs, such as rent, are fixed, meaning that needed savings would have to come from elsewhere.
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