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Day: July 27, 2021

Government Matters (Full Show) – July 27, 2021

Memo from President Biden necessary to confirm federal employee pay raise Jessica Klement, staff vice president of policy and programs at NARFE, discusses actions in the House and Senate and steps involved in confirming the federal employee pay raise   Minimum wage increase could boost federal contractor employee retention, says government contract lawyer Eric Crusius, […]

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Memo from President Biden necessary to confirm federal employee pay raise

The House Armed Services Committee is working on its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate Armed Services Committee completed its bill last week, mostly behind closed doors. The final bill’s pay raise provision will impact more than just uniformed personnel. Jessica Klement, staff vice president of policy and programs at the […]

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Minimum wage increase could boost federal contractor employee retention, says government contract lawyer

Federal contractors are prepping for an increase in the contractor minimum wage to $15 per hour. That’s almost a 50% increase from the last time the White House set the rate. Eric Crusius, partner at Holland & Knight, said the increase could help reduce turnover, which increased during the pandemic, if contractors are able to […]

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Strategy to fight violent extremism needs work, Government Accountability Office determines

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning its law enforcement partners about two anniversaries in August that could generate violent extremist attacks. It’s part of DHS’s strategy to deal with homegrown violent extremism. Triana McNeil, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, said the department’s strategy successfully outlines a […]

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