Federal Employees

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Spending Plan Includes 3.1% Civil Service Raise

For Immediate Release:

November 24, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

Federal employees are on track for an average pay increase of 3.1 percent next year.

House-Senate negotiators locked in the pay raise as part of a $137.6 billion spending bill for fiscal 2006 that covers the departments of Treasury, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, as well as other agencies. The House approved the measure, 392 to 31, Friday and sent it to the Senate.

Region's Representatives Seek to Keep Equal Pay Principle for Military, Civil Service

For Immediate Release:

January 17, 2002

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

Eight members of the Washington area House delegation plan to send President Bush a letter today urging him to "embrace the principle of pay parity" and provide equal pay raises for civil service and military personnel in his fiscal 2007 budget plan.

A draft of the letter, organized by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland, the House Democratic whip, emphasizes that Congress has backed equal adjustments in pay for the civil service and military nearly every year for the past two decades.

Hoyer Applauds Inclusion of Pay Parity in FY07 Budget, Says Dangerous Gap Still Exists with Private Sector

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement concerning the Bush administration’s proposed 2.2% pay increase next year for both military personnel and civilian federal employees:

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Hoyer Leads Bipartisan Fight for Pay Parity

Bipartisan, Regional Delegation Sends Letter to President Bush

For Immediate Release:

January 17, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD),  joined by a bipartisan, regional delegation of House Members, today sent a letter to President Bush calling on him to include the principle of pay parity for federal civilian and military employees in his fiscal year 2007 budget proposal.  Representative Hoyer was the lead sponsor of the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, which currently governs federal employee pay. 

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Hoyer Applauds Congress for Supporting Pay Parity Over White House Objections

For Immediate Release:

November 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement today applauding the inclusion of a 3.1 percent pay adjustment for federal employees in the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Conference Report. This provision provides civilian federal employees and military employees with the same pay adjustment, following a long-standing Congressional principle known as "pay parity." The House passed the conference report today.

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Hoyer Praises A-76 Fix for Federal Employees

Leading Federal Employee Advocate Says Provision Levels Playing Field for Federal Employees

For Immediate Release:

November 18, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny Hoyer applauded House passage of an important provision to restore fairness for federal employees to the flawed OMB Circular A-76 privatization process.  The provision was included in the fiscal year 2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Conference Report that the House passed today.

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Hoyer Addresses NTEU at IRS

Leading Federal Employee Advocate Discusses Pay Parity, Benefits, Personnel Changes

For Immediate Release:

November 8, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) addressed members of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) at the Internal Revenue Service Headquarters in Washington today as part of NTEU’s “Labor Recognition Celebration Week.”  Hoyer touched on key issues for NTEU members including pay parity, federal employee benefits, personnel changes, private sector contracting, and private tax collection. 

Attached below are excerpts from Congressman Hoyer’s remarks as prepared for delivery.

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Hoyer Statement on National Security Personnel System

For Immediate Release:

October 27, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement that it will begin to implement the National Security Personnel System (NSPS):
 

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Employee share of health insurance premiums to climb 10 percent

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

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By Karen Rutzick

GOVEXEC.COM

Enrollees in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program will see an estimated 10 percent average increase in premiums for fiscal 2006, the Office of Personnel Management announced Thursday.

Hoyer Statement on Increase in Federal Employee Health Care Premiums

For Immediate Release:

September 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement tonight regarding the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) announcement of a 10% increase in health insurance premiums for federal employees, a 5.2% increase for the government, and an average weighted increase of 6.6%:

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