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Coverage of NTEU's position and work on behalf of federal employees was included in nearly 40 media stories in May and June.


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Tax Notes

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BNA/Government Employee Relations Report

Credit Union Times

Roll Call

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"The [data breach] comes on top of everything else they have had to endure over the past five years--budget cuts, a three-year pay freeze followed by inadequate raises, and attacks on federal pay and retirement, to name a few. Such a massive data breach is unacceptable. Information about the federal workforce and retirees deserves the highest level of protection and we are working with the administration to make sure agencies take additional precautions and put in place greater protections."

NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley
OPM Hacking Deals Yet Another Blow to Federal Morale
GovExec | June 12, 2015

NTEU demanded the highest level of protection for federal employees impacted by the OPM data breaches. The union also sounded off against proposed cuts to workers' comp benefits. News outlets reported on the union's support for legislation that would enact better controls over drug spending and reduce health insurance costs for federal employees and retirees.

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May/June Headlines

• National President Colleen M. Kelley demands more information and adequate protections for federal employees in the wake of the OPM data breach. Read the clips »

• NTEU rejects proposals to slash workers' compensation benefits for federal employees who get hurt on the job. Read the clips »

• NTEU backs legislation that would lower the costs of prescription drugs and cut FEHBP premiums for federal workers and retirees. Read the clips »

• With the fiscal 2016 budgeting process underway on Capitol Hill, NTEU blasts proposals to impose further cuts to IRS funding. Read the clips »

 NTEU voices support for paid parental leave and the elimination of a TSP tax penalty impacting law enforcement officers. Read the other stories »


OPM Data Breach




China suspected in massive breach of federal personnel data (AP)
China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers, American officials said Thursday.

The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Interior Department had been compromised.

The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents workers in 31 federal agencies, said it is encouraging members to sign up for the monitoring as soon as possible.

June 4, 2015

Chinese breach data of 4 million federal workers (
Washington Post)
Hackers working for the Chinese state breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management in December, U.S. officials said Thursday, and the agency will notify about 4 million current and former federal employees that their personal data may have been compromised.

Colleen M. Kelley, president of the nation's second-largest federal worker union, the National Treasury Employees Union, said her organization "is very concerned" about the breach. "Data security, particularly in an era of rising incidence of identity theft, is a critically important matter," she said.

"It is vital to know as soon as possible the extent to which, if any, personal information may have been obtained so that affected employees can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks," she said.

June 4, 2015

China suspected in massive U.S. government data breach (
USA Today)
The federal government is notifying up to 4 million current and former employees that their personal financial data may have been breached by a hack attack from China, the Obama administration said Thursday.

NTEU, the union for federal employees, said it has been notified about the massive security breach. The union's national president, Colleen Kelley, said it is vital to learn the extent of the attack as quickly as possible. That way, she said, affected employees "can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks."

June 4, 2015

4 million fed workers victimized by hack (The Hill)
Roughly 4 million current and former federal employees have had their data exposed by a hack, the Obama administration said Thursday.

The notification from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was short on details, but it appears troves of sensitive information had been pilfered.

"It is vital to know as soon as possible the extent to which, if any, personal information may have been obtained so that affected employees can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks," said Colleen Kelley, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), which represent 150,000 employees across 31 federal agencies and departments.

June 4, 2015

Data Breach Exposes 4 Million Government Workers (Credit Union Times)
A massive data breach of the federal agency that controls security clearances and employee records could affect at least 4 million current and former federal employees.

"NTEU is very concerned about a breach by computer hackers of a range of federal-employee data held by the Office of Personnel Management. Data security, particularly in an era of rising incidence of identity theft, is a critically important matter," National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen M. Kelley said.

Kelley added, "NTEU will continue to urge OPM to share all available information with us as the situation develops. NTEU will encourage its members to sign up for the credit monitoring as soon as possible, follow all advice such as placing fraud alerts with credit bureaus and carefully monitoring activity for evidence of fraud and identity theft."

June 4, 2015

OPM To Send Data Breach Notifications to Federal Employees Next Week (GovExec)
The Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday that next week it would begin sending 4 million current and former federal employees notifications that their personal information has been breached in a hacking incident that investigators discovered in April.

In an announcement posted on its website, OPM said that beginning June 8 and continuing through June 19, the agency will send notifications to the millions of people whose personal data

National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen Kelley issued a statement saying the organization was "very concerned" about the breach. "It is vital to know as soon as possible the extent to which, if any, personal information may have been obtained so that affected employees can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks," Kelley said.

June 4, 2015

The Big One: Chinese Hackers Steal Records of 4 Million U.S. Gov. Employees (Daily Tech)
News of the massive data breach at the U.S. federal government comes after a report earlier in the day from The New York Times which revealed federal employees had began receiving notice of the breach.
Colleen M. Kelley, president of the second-largest federal worker union, the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), comments:

[We are] very concerned [about the breach]. Data security, particularly in an era of rising incidence of identity theft, is a critically important matter. It is vital to know as soon as possible the extent to which, if any, personal information may have been obtained so that affected employees can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks.

June 4, 2015

4 Million Federal Employees Affected in Massive Government Data Breach (CBS DC Local)
Approximately 4 million current and former federal employees are affected in a massive data breach involving the federal agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

The president of the National Treasury Employees Union, Colleen Kelley, also released a statement:

NTEU is very concerned about a breach by computer hackers of a range of federal-employee data held by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Data security, particularly in an era of rising incidence of identity theft, is a critically important matter. NTEU was briefed by OPM late today and has shared the available information with its chapters. NTEU will continue to urge OPM to share all available information with us as the situation develops.

June 4, 2015

OPM Data Breach: China Hits Back at U.S. Over Federal Cyberattack (
NBCNews.com)
BEIJING--China accused the United States of making "groundless accusations" and being "irresponsible" Friday in blaming Chinese hackers for a vast data breach that could be the biggest cyberattack in U.S. history.

Four million federal workers may have had their personal information compromised in the attack, which officials said could affect every agency of the U.S. government.

The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents workers in 31 federal agencies, said it is encouraging members to sign up for the monitoring as soon as possible.

June 5, 2015

What does OPM's data breach mean for you? (Federal Times)
A massive cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management may have exposed the personal and financial information of 4 million employees, putting their credit and finances at risk.

But what does it mean for you?

Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said the union was working to warn current and federal employees to be wary of people trying to capitalize on the theft of their personal information.

She said NTEU is also seeking information on which employees were affected and the specifics about which types of information were stolen. Updates will be sent to NTEU members whenever new information is available.

"This data breach is unacceptable. Information on the federal workforce and federal retirees deserves the highest level of protection. With the rising incidence of identity theft and financial fraud, NTEU is very concerned about the impact of this breach on federal workers and their families," Kelley said.

June 5, 2015

OPM warns 4 million federal employees following cyber-intrusion
(Federal News Radio)
The Office of Personnel Management will notify 4 million former and current federal employees that their personally identifiable information (PII) may have been compromised by a major cyber-intrusion of its information technology systems.

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, released a statement expressing concern about the breach and the range of employee data that OPM keeps.

"It is vital to know as soon as possible the extent to which, if any, personal information may have been obtained so that affected employees can be notified promptly and encouraged to take all possible steps to protect themselves from financial or other risks," Kelley said in the statement.

June 5, 2015

OPM Hacking Deals Yet Another Blow to Federal Morale (GovExec)
The damage from this spring's breach of 4 million employee and retiree records at the Office of Personnel Management is still being sorted out, but one immediate side effect is becoming clear: the incident further hurt the pride of the federal workforce.

"The latest cyberattack is yet another blow to the morale of federal employees," Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union," told Government Executive.

"It comes on top of everything else they have had to endure over the past five years--budget cuts, a three-year pay freeze followed by inadequate raises, and attacks on federal pay and retirement, to name a few. NTEU recognizes that cyberattacks are a growing problem in the private and public sectors," she added, "but such a massive data breach is unacceptable. Information about the federal workforce and retirees deserves the highest level of protection and we are working with the administration to make sure agencies take additional precautions and put in place greater protections."

June 12, 2015

Chorus of lawmakers calling for OPM's Archuleta to resign grows louder
(Federal News Radio)
Pressure is mounting for Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta to resign.

The National Treasury Employees Union also wrote to Archuleta on June 15 asking for an in-person briefing as soon as possible to receive an update on the breach investigation.

"Many NTEU members do not possess high-level security clearance, but rather undergo suitability determinations and provide Standard Form 85 as they are in positions designated as public trust or critical non-sensitive," wrote Colleen Kelley, NTEU president. "OPM's statements do not currently address whether these individuals have been affected by this latest breach, and I ask that you provide immediate confirmation of exactly what type of information was hacked and who is at risk. Additionally if family members and acquaintances, whose information typically must be provided as part of a background investigation, have also been affected, these individuals must also be notified and provided with credit and identity theft protection services."

June 18, 2015

Hacks 'Indefensible,' Unions Say; Demand Safeguards, Details (The Chief-Leader)
Federal-employee unions are pushing for more information and more protection after two massive breaches by Chinese hackers that have compromised the personal data of millions of current and retired workers--and, possibly, even the friends of those who've applied for security clearances.

In a rare concordance with House Republicans, Mr. Cox also denounced the fact that Social Security numbers were allegedly left unencrypted, calling it "absolutely indefensible and outrageous." National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen M. Kelley, in testimony submitted to the Oversight Committee, also pushed for information on exactly which databases were attacked, so that her members could know their level of risk.

June 22, 2015

Unions to Uncle Sam: Extend Credit Monitoring, Cover Losses Related to Data Breach, (
GovExec)
Federal employee advocates are calling on the Obama administration to make credit monitoring permanent for all federal employees and recompense them for losses related to the massive cybersecurity breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

NTEU President Colleen Kelley said "that uncertainty is creating widespread confusion and anxiety for federal employees."

June 23, 2015

President Kelley discusses the OPM breach and the fallout (
Federal News Radio)
FNR's Francis Rose interviews Colleen about the OPM data breach in this clip.

June 24, 2015

Federal Union says OPM offered protections only to limited number of affected individuals (PostalReporter.com)
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) should immediately offer free credit and identity theft protection to all federal employees following the recent cyberattacks, which compromised the personal and financial details for an unknown number of current and former workers, the leader of National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) told a Senate panel on June 23.

"Given that more than a week has passed since the wider breach was announced, NTEU believes it is time to immediately extend blanket credit monitoring and identify theft protection services to the entire federal workforce," NTEU National President Colleen M. Kelley said in a statement to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.

June 25, 2015

 

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Will this be the year Congress overhauls workers' comp? (Federal News Radio)
"We have received reports from our members about management resistance or lack of interest in light duty assignments, alternative worksites, disability accommodations and other actions that could allow FECA recipients to return to work. A change in management practices and culture is needed," wrote Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents customs agents, among others. "I don't expect this is something Congress can fully legislate, but the first step is to end the myth that able-bodied workers are receiving FECA payments and accept the fact that many injured workers would like to return to work and could do so with opened minded and innovative agency practices."

May 20, 2015

NTEU opposes cutting workers' comp benefits (
Federal News Radio)
In this audio clip, Federal News Radio's Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss Kopp's workers' comp story, stemming from the May 20 House subcommittee hearing on FECA. Temin and Kopp discuss President Kelley's views on the matter (though Tom mistakenly says that Colleen testified at the hearing).

May 21, 2015

 

FEHBP Drug Pricing Reform



How One Lawmaker Wants to Make Feds'Prescription Drugs Cheaper (GovExec)
Stronger oversight of negotiators for federal employees and retirees'prescription drug benefits would end feds'overpayment for their medicine, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

The National Treasury Employees Union praised the measure, noting FEHBP enrollees currently pay 15 percent to 45 percent more than Medicare participants, or those in systems run by the departments of Veterans Affairs or Defense.

"Lynch's bill is a step in the right direction to enacting better controls over drug spending in FEHBP, and to reducing costs for federal employees and retirees," NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said.

May 4, 2015

House bill would lower healthcare costs for feds under FEHBP (
Fierce Government)
The federal government's largest employee union came out in support of a bill that purports to lower the cost of prescription drugs and healthcare premiums for federal workers and retirees, says a May 4 emailed statement by the National Treasury Employees Union.

"While the purpose of contracting with PBMs was to control drug costs, there is little evidence this approach has been effective," said NTEU National President Colleen Kelley in the statement.

NTEU claims the program's prescription costs are 15 percent to 45 percent higher than those for Medicare and federal healthcare systems run by the Veterans Affairs Department and the Pentagon, because FEHBP cannot buy drugs off the Federal Supply Schedule.

May 4, 2015

NTEU supports Rep. Lynch's bill (
Federal News Radio)
NTEU is mentioned toward the end of this short audio clip of a discussion between Federal News Radio on-air staff.

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May 18, 2015

New bill aims to improve oversight of FEHBP prescription drug benefits (Federal News Radio)
A new bill introduced by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) would improve federal oversight of the prescription drug benefits that federal employees, retirees and their families receive through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

NTEU National President Colleen Kelley echoed Cox's sentiments, saying "It's time to make FEHBP the model for prescription drug purchasing and disclosure."

May 18, 2015

New bill aims to cut prescription drug costs for feds (
Federal Times)
Federal employees could see cheaper prices for prescription drug coverage within the Federal Employee Health Benefits Plan, under legislation introduced recently.

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said the legislation will help make the FEHBP a leader in prescription drug purchasing and disclosure.

"NTEU strongly supports Congressman Lynch's FEHBP reform bill that would result in lower prescription drug costs--it's a win-win for taxpayers and federal employees and retirees," Kelley said.

May 18, 2015

IRS Budget Cuts

Letter to the Editor: Fund the IRS, yield more revenue for the U.S. (Peoria (Ill.) Journal-Star)
Illinois has lost 618 IRS jobs--a decline of nearly 27 percent. That represents not just a loss of 618 middle-class jobs but a thinning of the ranks of professionals who are trained to make sure that taxpayers understand the tax rules that apply to them and that everyone pays their fair share.

As president of the local chapter of the National Treasury Employees Union, I can tell you from firsthand experience that IRS employees in southern Illinois are frustrated by this. Taxpayers should have confidence that everyone pays their fair share. The deep cuts to the IRS budget are undermining that confidence, and that is something Congress must correct.

By Bob Graf
President, Chapter 43, Pekin, Ill.
May 1, 2015

NTEU, lawmaker butt heads over IRS budget (Federal News Radio)
A lawmaker and labor union are butting heads over proposed funding for the IRS.

The House Appropriations subcommittee on financial services released a draft proposal that would cut the IRS' 2016 budget to $10.1 billion--$838 million below current funding levels. It's also $2.8 billion less than President Barack Obama's request.

The National Treasury Employees Union pushed back against the proposal, saying it creates "damaging cuts" for the IRS and makes it harder for the agency to meet its mission.

"Slashing the IRS budget ... will further degrade its already impaired ability to provide taxpayers with the assistance they need and fairly enforce the tax laws enacted by Congress," NTEU President Colleen Kelley wrote in a letter to members of the financial services subcommittee.

Kelley said NTEU is particularly concerned that budget cuts will hinder the IRS' ability to root out tax fraud.

June 11, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Approves IRS Budget Cuts (Tax Notes)
The House Appropriations Committee on June 17 approved legislation that would cut the IRS's budget for fiscal 2016, curb the agency's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and restrict its review of some tax-exempt groups with measures including adoption of an amendment that addresses church political activities.

Following the Appropriations Committee markup, Colleen M. Kelley of the National Treasury Employees Union issued a statement bemoaning the proposed budget cuts for the IRS.

"The IRS is already struggling to execute its mission because Congress has cut its budget by $1.2 billion in the past five years. Enough is enough. The IRS cannot sustain more cuts," Kelley said. "This bill would further erode the IRS' ability to combat identity fraud, collect more tax revenue, and improve taxpayer services."

June 16, 2015

House Committee Approves IRS Budget Cuts (Accounting Today)
The House Appropriations Committee adopted a fiscal year 2016 budget proposal that would provide the Internal Revenue Service with a budget of $10.1 billion--$838 million less than the current level and $2.8 billion below the Obama administration's FY16 proposal.

The leader of the National Treasury Employees Union said she is deeply disappointed with the devastating cuts to the IRS budget.

"This is a draconian budget bill that will make it extraordinarily difficult for the IRS to provide taxpayer assistance and meet its overriding mission of enforcing the tax code," said NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley in a statement. "NTEU will urge Congress to reject this spending plan."

The NTEU pointed out he House proposal's funding level, in real terms, is smaller than IRS' budget in FY 1991, when the tax code was far less complicated and the country had 38 million fewer individual taxpayers.

June 17, 2015

IRS, GSA bear brunt of spending cuts in House bill (
Federal News Radio)
The IRS would face even greater financial constraints and federal building construction would grind nearly to a halt under a fiscal 2016 spending bill approved Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee.

The bill would devastate the IRS, said the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents many IRS employees. The money transferred to customer-service programs from other parts of the agency's budget would be "woefully inadequate" to help taxpayers and fight identity theft, said NTEU President Colleen Kelley.

June 17, 2015

Lawmakers Slash IRS Budget as Punishment for 'Underperforming' (
GovExec)
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a financial services and general government bill that would cut the Internal Revenue Service's budget by $838 million in 2016, on the same day an inspector general report warned that five years of cuts to the tax agency's budget have crimped services to taxpayers.

Tougher in tone was the statement from Colleen Kelley, national president of the National Treasury Employees Union, who called the bill a "draconian" and "devasting" return to the funding level of fiscal 1991, "when the tax code was far less complicated and the country had 38 million fewer individual taxpayers, according to the Office of Management and Budget."

Noting that the IRS budget shrunk by $1.2 billion from 2010 to 2015, NTEU specifically warned that funding for operations support and business systems modernization programs would be slashed by $338 million and $40 million, respectively, and enforcement programs would get $538 million less. "Congress needs to provide the IRS with the resources necessary to carry out the responsibilities Congress has imposed on it," Kelley said.

June 18, 2015

Letter to the Editor:
IRS doesn't deserve to be punching bag (Asbury Park (N.J.) Press)
I am writing this as a private citizen. But as a federal employee who works for the IRS, as well as being a union representative, I guess I hit the trifecta of things people love to hate. But that is fine. I am very proud of all three. I have worked hard at the IRS for over 32 years and I am writing to say I am sick and tired of the bashing federal employees, specifically IRS employees, take every day in the media.

We are called overpaid, lazy and accused of being biased against certain groups. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I would hope such opinions would be based upon facts, not political sound bites out of Washington. These accusations are without merit and untrue.

The people I work with work hard every day and do not deserve the lambasting they receive from members of Congress. I dare say we get more done than our elected representatives who say these things ever will at a lot less cost and with none of the political theater, drama or hatred.

By John Kelshaw (NTEU Chapter 60 President)

June 19, 2015

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Weak story about IRS tax violators gets new life with watchdog report (
Washington Post)
Few stories with so little meat have more life than the one about tax-delinquent tax employees.

Internal Revenue Service staffers have a near-perfect record on paying their federal taxes.

Also, it's worth noting that the number of closed "willful" employee noncompliance cases dropped from 214 in fiscal 2004 to 58 in fiscal 2013, according to the IRS. To the IRS, "willful tax noncompliance" includes those who are willing to pay but might not have the money when it's due. Often, according to Colleen M. Kelley, president of the
National Treasury Employees Union, late returns "are accurate and no taxes are even owed."

May 7, 2015

House drops TSP tax penalty for retired federal officers (
Federal Times)
Federal law enforcement officers and firefighters will be able to access retirement funds earlier without penalty, under legislation passed by the House May 12.

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said the amendment to the tax code is a "welcome development" for front-line federal workers who risk their lives every day.

"Without this expansion of the 'separation of service' exception to this group of employees, they would continue to suffer a 10-percent additional tax for accessing their money before turning 59 and a half years old," Kelley said.

May 13, 2015

U.S. one of only two nations without guaranteed paid maternity leave (
Deseret (Salt Lake City, Utah) News)
In January, legislation was introduced in Congress that would give federal workers six weeks of paid leave related to the birth or adoption of a child, the Washington Post reported.

"This bill will go a long way toward creating a more family friendly workplace, which is needed by America's workers. In addition to reducing turnover, paid parental leave can lead to increased productivity, better morale and reduced absenteeism," said National Treasury Employees Union president Colleen Kelley, in a statement.

May 13, 2015

OPM proposes expanding locality pay to 13 new areas (Federal Times)
Thousands of federal employees across the country could be getting bigger paychecks with the expansion of new locality-based pay into 13 cities.

Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union, said in a statement the new locality areas were an important step forward for federal employees in the area. Federal data shows that private sector pay in these areas exceeds federal pay, she said.

But the new regulations are just one step in the process, and that it is still not clear when the new rates would kick in for these areas, Kelley said.

"No increases, or changes, to locality pay have been authorized been authorized for the past five years, leaving employees falling further and further behind the counterparts in the private sector. NTEU will continue to fight to close the gap between federal and private pay for all employees."

June 1, 2015

Union calls FCC field office compromise a 'positive first step' (
Telecommunications Regulations Daily)
The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) today termed "a positive first step" a compromise announced yesterday that would keep 15 of the FCC's 24 field offices open, rather than only the eight in an original proposal.

But the union, which represents FCC employees, said the plan can be improved.

"Our goal is to make sure that FCC field staff can continue to do their valuable work in the communities where they now serve," NTEU National President Colleen Kelley said in a news release. "We believe the work of the field offices should be strengthened through an effective modernization plan."

June 10, 2015

Senators Want GSA to Catch Feds Who Use Plastic at Strip Clubs (GovExec)
In response to recent reports about federal employees misusing government charge cards, four senators on Friday introduced a bill to improve detection and prevention of such waste by tapping data analysis at the General Services Administration.

The National Treasury Employees Union has not taken a position on the bill, but officials noted that charge cards are issued in the names of individual employees, who are responsible for paying the bills.

"The employee submits a re-imbursement voucher to the agency and the agency makes the determination whether to approve the expense. Therefore, efforts directed at overseeing agency re-imbursement rules and practices would likely be more effective, said NTEU National President Colleen Kelley.

June 22, 2015

Republicans moving toward giving federal employees more respect (WTOP)
In this audio clip, a WTOP host and his guest discuss how some Republicans are moving toward giving federal employees more respect. They point to Rep. Jason Chaffetz' call at the NTEU Legislative Conference to increase federal pay.

June 26, 2015

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