Federal Employees

Beyer Seeks Federal Agency Guidance On Coronavirus Vaccinations

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Today Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) wrote National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, and U.S. Office of Personnel Management Acting Director Michael Rigas, urging them to release plans and guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution for federal employees. Beyer serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has partial jurisdiction over he... Read more »

Beyer Hails Payroll Tax Win To Help Federal Workers And Military Families

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today welcomed a legislative provision he helped secure in the upcoming omnibus spending bill to alleviate the burden on federal workers and military families of repaying payroll taxes previously withheld under President Trump’s executive order. The provision would extend the time period for repayment of payroll taxes to the end of 2021, thereby significantly reducing the imp... Read more »

Trump Assault On Civil Service Presents Unprecedented Threat To Sabotage Incoming Administration

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The reported reclassification of career federal employees at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is likely the beginning of a new campaign of sabotage by the outgoing president against his successor. Operating under President Trump’s recent Executive Order that employs means of dubious legality to bypass federal employee protections, OMB reclassified 88% of its workforce as “Schedule F,” eff... Read more »

Beyer Joins Connolly, Hoyer Connolly, Hoyer Urging Appropriators to Block Trump’s Schedule F Order in Upcoming Spending Bill

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Today, Rep. Beyer joined Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and 11 Members of Congress sent a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to request that the forthcoming government funding bill include language that reverses President Trump’s harmful... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Presidential Transition

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy’s letter initiating a presidential transition between outgoing President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden: “It is good for the country that Administrator Murphy finally ascertained... Read more »

The GSA Administrator’s Deadly Hypocrisy

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who led the Obama Administration’s transition at the Commerce Department in 2008, issued the following statement today on reports that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has privately begun a job search even as she continues to withhold GSA ascertainment of President-elect Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election: “News of her secret jo... Read more »

Beyer Statement On Reports Of Secret Service Coronavirus Outbreak

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the largest number of federal employees of any member of the House, issued the following statement today on reports that over 130 Secret Service officers are either quarantined or infected with coronavirus: “The Secret Service officers who put their lives on the line to protect our leaders are courageous professionals, but Donald Trump has shown callous indiff... Read more »

Beyer Signs Onto Legislation To Block Trump’s Order Politicizing Civil Service

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As opposition continues to grow to President Trump’s recently-announced Executive Order politicizing the federal civil service, Rep. Don Beyer today cosponsored the Saving the Civil Service Act, legislation which would reverse the order. Beyer represents the largest number of federal employees of any U.S. Representative. Trump’s order would create a “schedule F” for federal employees who, if so cl... Read more »

Trump Unleashes Radical Attack On American Civil Service

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Rep. Don Beyer today issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order attempting to weaken reforms established under the 137-year-old Pendleton Act, which ended the spoils system and established a new federal workforce built on merit and service rather than political loyalty to the President: “The President’s Executive Order is an attempt to redefine the civil service as a polit... Read more »

Beyer Joins Connolly, Van Hollen To Introduce Payroll Tax Legislation After Administration Fails To Take Action

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today joined with Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing legislation that would make payroll tax deferrals under President Trump’s Executive Order optional for federal workers and members of the military. “It remains a disgrace that the Administration is setting members of the military and federal workforce up to see reduced paychecks next ... Read more »