Among the losers in this week's proposed federal budget deal are any employees hired after Dec. 31.

That's because the biggest change in the retirement plan would require new employees to pay 4.4 percent of their salaries toward retirement benefits. The current contribution from new workers is 3.1 percent, while those hired before 2012 pay 0.8 percent of their salary.

The deal brokered by House and Senate leaders calls for $6 billion in pension cuts.

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