Lawmakers want to pay feds more to leave government

Federal Times: Senate lawmakers have proposed a section of the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act that would raise the caps on buyouts for feds to leave government service.

Currently, feds who choose to voluntarily resign or retire early from an agency looking to reduce staffing levels can receive a voluntary separation incentive payment of no more than $25,000. Under the Senate bill, that cap would be extended to $40,000.

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