KEN WESTLAKE NAMED 2019 FMA MANAGER OF THE YEAR - March 30, 2020
Alexandria, VA - The Federal Managers Association (FMA) is proud to announce Mr. Kenneth A. Westlake as the winner of FMA's Manager of the Year award. He is president of FMA Chapter 375, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Chicago, Illinois.
FMA DISCOURAGED BY OPM DIRECTOR’S RESIGNATION - March 18, 2020
Alexandria, VA – On Tuesday, March 17, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Dale Cabaniss submitted her resignation. She was confirmed to the post on September 11, 2019. Federal Managers Association (FMA) National President Renee Johnson made the following comments.
“I am discouraged to learn of Director Cabaniss’ resignation as OPM Director. FMA enjoyed a positive working relationship with her and her team and saw eye to eye on many, if not most, issues."
FMA DISAPPOINTED BY PRESIDENT'S FY21 BUDGET REQUEST - February 10, 2020
Alexandria, VA – On Monday, February 10, President Donald Trump formally released the administration's fiscal year 2021 (FY21) budget request. As in recent years, it proposes enormous cuts to federal employee retirement benefits by raising employee contributions one percent a year for six years. It also eliminates cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for all FERS employees, cuts CSRS COLAs, eliminates the FERS annuity supplement, and proposes to base annuity calculations on employees’ “High-5” salary years, instead of the High-3. Additionally, it seeks to modify the Thrift Savings Plan G-Fund. Federal Managers Association (FMA) National President Renee Johnson made the following comments on the administration’s budget plans.