Budget-cutting proposals could affect federal employees

The congressional “supercommittee” charged with cutting trillions from the nation’s deficit is moving into the final stretch with a range of proposals affecting federal employees.

Officially called the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the 12-member bipartisan panel is looking for ways to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The committee, whose plan is due by Thanksgiving, has been getting advice from all over, including a flurry of letters last week from congressional colleagues who have oversight responsibility for the federal workforce.

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