A group of House Republicans last week released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2024 that includes a long list of harmful proposals to federal employees.
Among other harmful changes, the House Republican Study Committee calls for ending annual across-the-board pay raises; reducing the amount of paid leave; making it easier to fire federal employees; reducing or eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for FERS and CSRS retirees; and increasing employees' contributions to FEHBP.
“The authors of this proposal clearly have no respect for federal employees’ commitment to public service or the value they deliver to the American people,” said National President Tony Reardon. “Cutting—and in some cases eliminating—their pay, their benefits and their rights shows how little regard this extreme group of Republican House members have for the civil servants who protect our country, safeguard the public health and promote economic growth."
NTEU has fought many of these battles over the years and will continue to make sure that these regressive policy proposals are not enacted.