May 1, 2012
House Panel Approves Cuts to
A House committee last week advanced a bill that would require federal employees to contribute an additional 5 percent of salary toward their pensions. The increase would be phased in over five years beginning in 2013.
Colleen M. Kelley voiced the union's strong opposition to the bill in a
letter to committee
members sent in advance of the vote. "Make no mistake," she said, "an
increased contribution towards one’s pension with no corresponding increase
in benefits, is a pay cut."