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Jessica Klement, staff vice president at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses what the omnibus spending bill has in store for federal employees. The omnibus spending bill […]

Jessica Klement, staff vice president at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, discusses what the omnibus spending bill has in store for federal employees.


The omnibus spending bill is more than 2200 pages long, which means that some big items can be buried in the text. the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association has been combing through the bill to determine what the impact is for federal workers. “What we always look for in these things is any major cuts to pay benefits. They are not in there. Some news outlets have been saying the pay raise is in there. It is not in there, federal employees got their raise back in January,” said Jessica Klement, staff vice president at NARFE. “I think the important thing about the omnibus is the certainty that it provides agencies and their programs and the funding levels that they will be at until at least September 30.” Klement says that while there’s nothing in the bill that should worry federal employees, there are some provisions that affect them. “There are some random interesting things like, agencies can’t prohibit an employee from talking to a member of Congress or their staff… OPM got a significant boost for modernizing its programs and infrastructure… If you’re working for a specific agency, you’re probably looking to see at what levels your agency or your program was funded.”

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