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Fair RETIRE Act (Fair Return for Employees on Their Initial Retirement Earned), S-29
Allow permanently sick or disabled Firefighters to keep special retirement coverage
Official Time Reform Act of 2017, HR 1364
Any day where 80% of work day is spent on Union representational duties would not count toward retirement
PAGE Act (Promote Accountability and Government Efficiency)
Make all Government employees "at will" with no appeal rights, forfeit pensions for felony convictions, eliminate all Union official time. This Bill has not yet been re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Fairness Act (Presumption), H.R. 1884
Creates presumptive legislation for certain types of cancer and disease linked to firefighting duties.
Federal Firefighter Pay Equity Act H.R. 4729
Change our retirement calculation to include our regularly scheduled overtime This Bill has yet to be re-introduced into the 115th Congress
Federal Firefighters Flexibility and Fairness Act, H.R. 1363
Will allow increased flexibility regarding trade time agreements
2009 Raise
Updated On: May 10, 2009
The House on Wednesday (Sept 24, 2008) approved a bill granting civilian federal employees a 2009 pay raise of 4.2 percent.
The chamber voted for the raise as part of the fiscal 2009 Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 2638) funding government through March 2009. The adjustment is 1 percentage point higher than the increase proposed by the Bush administration, which in February called for a 2.9 percent hike for civilian workers and a 3.4 percent boost for military personnel.
The 4.2 percent figure is identical to the amount the House specified for members of the military in the fiscal 2009 Defense authorization bill (S. 3001), which also passed Wednesday.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the continuing resolution for granting civilian and military employees the same raise. "The Washington-area delegation works hard every year to provide employees of the federal government with a pay adjustment that recognizes the vital contributions they make," he said. "I am pleased that we have acted once again in the spirit of pay parity to secure a fair adjustment for all sectors of our federal workforce."
A portion of the 4.2 percent civilian pay hike would be allocated for locality pay; the rest would go toward an across-the-board increase.

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