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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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At Rally, Searing Rhetoric Against Overhauling the Defense Personnel System

For Immediate Release:

July 13, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

Washington's hot and humid weather served as a battle cry for several speakers at a union rally yesterday in a Senate park across Constitution Avenue from the Capitol.

"It is hot out here," Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), the Democratic whip, told the crowd of federal union members, "but you want to make it hotter."

 
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) urged the union activists "to apply some of the heat in this plaza to members of Congress."

Lawmakers Push for Solution to Delays in Full Pension Payments

For Immediate Release:

August 8, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

Key House members have served notice at the Office of Personnel Management that they are concerned about delays in processing and approving full pension payments to federal employees who have filed their retirement papers.

Some retirees have reported waiting several months for OPM to tally up the correct amount for their monthly checks and have questioned why.

Hoyer: Bush Administration Personnel Policies May Weaken Our National Security

Democratic Whip Calls on AFGE/DOD Members to Unite Against Flawed Bush Administration Personnel Policies

For Immediate Release:

July 12, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today at a rally of the American Federation of Government Employees/United Department of Defense Workers Coalition:

“Let me begin by thanking Richard Trumka, John Gage, Ron Ault, Greg Juneman, Rick Brown, Gerry McIntee and the entire ‘United DoD Coalition' for hosting this important rally.

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Equal Raise for Civil Service Workers Sails Through House Panel

For Immediate Release:

June 22, 2005

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By Stephen Barr

Washington Post

It was over before it even started.

The House Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a 3.1 percent pay raise next year for civil service employees, continuing a long-standing practice of providing a raise equal to that planned for the military.

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) had announced the pay raise amendment but was interrupted before he could start his presentation by Rep. Joe Knollenberg of Michigan, the Republican manager for the legislation.

Fair pay raise needed to recruit, reward work force

By Rep. Steny Hoyer

For Immediate Release:

June 20, 2005

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Federal Times

Today, the United States possesses the most efficient public sector in the world, one whose mission is to execute the public policies of the nation without regard to politics or party, serve and protect the American people, and save taxpayer money.

Particularly during these days of national and international uncertainty, it is imperative that our 1.8 million federal civilian employees be recognized and rewarded for delivering a vast range of essential services to the American people, from homeland security to veterans’ medical care.

Panel wants equal pay raises for military, civilian employees

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2005

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By Melissa Harris

Baltimore Sun

A key House committee reversed President Bush's fifth attempt to give unequal raises to military and civilian employees in a voice vote this week - a decision that the rest of Congress and the president likely will uphold.

Final passage would give civilian federal workers and military personnel a 3.1 percent raise.