Federal Employees

The Governmental Affairs jurisdiction of the Committee in part covers all matters related to the Federal Civil Service system and its approximately 1.8 million employees, not including employees of the Postal Service or the military. The Committee has worked to ensure the fairness of public employee pension plans, the right of employees at the Transportation Security Administration to collective bargaining, and whistleblower protections for those exposing waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. The Committee is currently working on legislation to provide domestic partner benefits to federal employess in longterm same-sex partnerships.