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Connolly, Schatz Reintroduce FAIR Act to Give Feds a 5.1% Pay Raise in 2023

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Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) reintroduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act, a bill that would provide federal employees with a 5.1 percent pay increase in calendar year 2023. Connolly and Schatz previously introduced similar legislation in the 115th and 116th Congresses, as we...

Chairman Connolly Introduces Bill to Recruit Next Generation of the Federal Workforce During Subcommittee Hearing

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a hearing to examine actions the federal government must take to recruit and retain the next generation of public servants. During his opening statement, Chairman Connolly announced the introduction of the Building the Next Generation of Federal Employees Act (NextGenFeds Act), which would establish a compr...

Connolly presses for legislation on telework, internships and OPM

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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) is hoping to pass a raft of new legislation governing the federal workforce and the operations of the Office of Personnel Management. Connolly, who chairs the Government Operations Subcommittee of the House Committee of Oversight and Reform introduced a bill on Wednesday to “promote federal internships and fellowships to prepare the next generation of federal employees,...

Connolly Introduces Legislation Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act

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Today, Congressman Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Government Operations Subcommittee, introduced the bipartisan Strengthening the Office of Personnel Management Act. The bill grows out of years of bipartisan efforts to rebuild the struggling Office of Personnel Management, which serves as the federal government’s central hub of human resources policy. “We successfully stopped the previous adm...

Connolly Statement on President Biden's Decision to Replace Bloom and Barger from USPS Board of Governors

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Congressman Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the House Government Operations subcommittee, released the following statement after President Biden announced he will not re-nominate USPS Board of Governor Chairman Ron Bloom and Governor John Barger. “I am tickled pink that two DeJoy enablers have been replaced and thank President Biden for his leadership. This action is a good thing for the Postal Servic...

Federal first responders deserve the retirement we promised them

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From battling ever-intensifying wildfires in California to protecting the Capitol building from violent insurrection, federal firefighters and law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans every day. We need and depend on them to fill these demanding, arduous, and hazardous duty positions — which they do proudly and with unfailing commitment. But the brave men an...

Chairman Connolly Announces Plan to Leverage Internships to Rebuild Federal Workforce

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Today, Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, held a discussion with Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran A. Ahuja at George Mason University and laid out his vision to attract and retain the next generation of federal employees by more effectively leveraging internship programs to create a robust career pipeline. Despite offering competitive benef...

Connolly, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Government’s Customer Service

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Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Federal Agency Customer Experience (FACE) Act to improve the efficiency and favorability of government services. “Improving customer service at federal agencies is not a partisan issue. Federal employees are dedicated civil servants who want to deliver services to taxpayers as best they can,” said Connolly. “The FACE ...

Chairman Connolly Urges Prioritization of FHFA IG Appointment

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Today, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize the appointment of a new Inspector General at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), following the resignation of Inspector General Laura Wertheimer. Chairman Connolly first requested an investigation into Wertheimer’s conduct in April 2020. “We must hold...

Oversight Committee Advances Merit System Protections Board Empowerment Act

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Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform advanced the Merit System Protections (MSPB) Board Empowerment Act, legislation authored by Government Operations Chairman Gerry Connolly to reauthorize the MSPB through 2026. “Our committee took an important step today in protecting federal employees and whistleblowers,” Chairman Connolly said. “We need a functioning MSPB, and our bill will provi...

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