FMA PRESIDENT RENEE JOHNSON SAYS FEHBP IS EARNED OVER DECADES AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AWAY - October 10, 2017
House Proposal for Federal Employee Health Program Could Decimate Workers’ Benefits
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Federal Managers Association National President Renee Johnson said programs like FEHBP are earned by federal employees and retirees over a lifetime of service to the country, and should not be taken away.
“Feds are the backbone of the American middle class, and to cut their compensation to make way for tax reform touted as a benefit for the middle class is downright hypocritical,” she said. “Too often, for too many years, federal employees have been in the crosshairs for budget cuts. It is unfair and shortsighted for Congress to view federal employees' retirement benefits and compensation as a gift.”