AFGE, Veterans, Citizen Groups Demand Full Funding for SSA

November 20, 2014

The Social Security Administration (SSA) helps Americans live and retire with dignity and freedom, yet this important agency has been deprived of the funding it needs to carry out its civic tasks. AFGE and 34 other organizations, including Paralyzed Veterans of America, are calling on the Obama administration to request full funding for SSA – or at least $12.7 billion for fiscal 2016.

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Categories: SSA, Retirees

Victory on Social Security

July 17, 2014

AFGE members have helped save Benefit Verification Forms, an essential service at Social Security Field Offices that is used by millions of senior, disabled and middle class Americans across the country.

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Categories: SSA, Retirees

AFGE Council of Prison Locals Local 1217 President Desaray Biernacki Urges Federal Salary Council to Support Increased Locality Pay

December 17, 2013

The Federal Salary Council convened on Dec. 17 to discuss issues affecting federal employee pay and compensation. AFGE Council of Prison Locals Local 1217 President Desaray Biernacki testified before the committee on behalf of the nearly 300 members she represents at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Herlong, Ca.

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Categories: BOP, Retirees

Obama to propose $35 billion in federal retirement program savings

April 05, 2013

In a briefing with White House reporters, a senior administration official indicated the budget savings would come through increased charges to federal employees for their retirement benefits. The savings figure was not included in new documents provided to reporters, but the White House indicated the budget will incorporate savings outlined in an administration’s previously released plan to reduce the deficit.

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Categories: Retirees

Fiscal Cliff Deal: No Comfort to Feds

January 06, 2013

Instead, it sets the stage for a series of new “cliffs” within the next couple of months: a needed increase in the nation’s debt ceiling by late February; steep sequestration budget cuts due to hit March 1; and the March 27 expiration of the current government spending bill.

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Categories: Retirees

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