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  • Beyer Backs Fed Unions
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer today dismissed Governor Scott Walker’s proposals to weaken federal worker protections as absurd and out of touch. "Doing away with our federal employee unions and eroding the tremendous progress made possible by FDR’s National Labor Relations Act is no way to get elected President,” said Rep. Beyer. “Our labor movement has helped make possible the minimum wage, the eight hour workday, a forty hour workweek, safer working environments, health coverage, and Social Security –... Read more

  • Beyer Statement on OPM Hack
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer released the following statement expressing his shock at news that the personal data of nearly 21.5 million past and present federal employees and contractors was exposed in a breach of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) records. “This is disturbing news, both in terms of our government’s IT failure and that tens of millions of Americans lost the privacy of their personal data,” said Rep. Beyer. “We must and we will do better, and I will work closely with the Office of Pe... Read more

  • Beyer Questions OPM, NIST Witnesses at SST Oversight Subcommittee Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s (SST) Subcommittee on Oversight, questioned witnesses today at a joint Subcommittee hearing on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) federal employee data breach. “The personal and professional impact of the OPM breach on our already underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked federal employees cannot be overstated. We must do whatever is necessary to protect our civil servants and the work they a... Read more

  • Beyer Requests SST Oversight Hearing on OPM Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Oversight, called for a Subcommittee hearing on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) federal employee data breach in a letter to Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) today. “More than two and a half weeks after the public learned of the attack, we still don’t have answers to many simple questions which are critical to federal employees and our national security,” said Rep. Beyer.... Read more

  • Information for Federal Employees
    Posted in Blog on June 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    It is shocking to hear that our dedicated public servants had their personal financial information exposed in a breach of the Office of Personnel Management. Our federal workforce keeps the country running; their personal information should be treated with the utmost importance and security. We must and we will do better, and I will work closely with OPM and others to ensure that improvements are rapid and deep. My office is ready to help the 77,000 federal employees in the 8th District navigate... Read more

  • Beyer Calls For Action After Federal Worker Hack
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    Congressman Don Beyer today urged the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to take all steps necessary to protect current and former federal employee data and help any federal workers take necessary precautionary measures in wake of news that hackers had compromised OPM data in December 2014. “It is shocking to hear that four million public servants had their personal financial information exposed and OPM went months without alerting them. Our federal workforce keeps the country running; their p... Read more

  • Congressman Don Beyer Introduces Gender Diversity Investment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, a member of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), held a press conference this morning to introduce the Gender Diversity Investment Act, pioneering legislation designed to allow federal workers to choose to invest in businesses that have women in leadership. The Gender Diversity Investment Act would provide federal employees the freedom and flexibility to invest their retirement savings through the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in companies that demonstrate a strong comm... Read more

  • Beyer Hosts First Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer, who has over 40 years of experience running a small business, hosted a Small Business Procurement Conference this morning in collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The Conference focused on federal government procurement and providing guidance to small businesses hoping to work with the federal government. "Among my top priorities in Congress is building a new American economy - doing all I can to make the 21st centur... Read more

  • Beyer Votes to Protect Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees

    U.S. Representative Don Beyer today will vote against H.R. 1563, the Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act, to prevent Congress from firing federal employees with unpaid tax obligations. “We must hold our civil servants to the highest standards. They have just as much an obligation as anyone else to responsibly pay their taxes on time and in full. But this legislation exaggerates the issue and then scapegoats the federal workforce,” said Rep. Beyer. In 2014 the tax delinquency rate for federal... Read more

  • May 12th Small Business Procurement Conference
    Posted in Blog on April 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Federal Employees, Women's Economic Empowerment

    please join us for a Small Business Procurement Conference Hosted by Congressman Don Beyer In Collaboration with George Mason University’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program from May 12, 2013 8:00 am to May 14, 2013 12:30 pm at George Mason University's Arlington Campus Founder’s Hall 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA This year’s conference will provide guidance to small businesses looking to team with the federal government. The conference focuses on building the skills needed to procure c... Read more