Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes

Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.

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Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

VA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facility

Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , said the current VHA model doesn't work anymore.

Vet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrak

Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.

Retirement Planning

Three (or More) Helpings of the TSP

Yes, you can take multiple partial distributions from your investments after you retire. Here’s how.

Senator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries

Sen. Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.

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Watchdog Dings Coast Guard for Lax Travel Spending Oversight

The agency spent nearly $4.5 million over four years for medical care travel for certain service members – and some of it might have been unnecessary.

More Than 300,000 Non-Defense Feds Made Six Figures in 2014

Earners surpassing that threshold were spread across government.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., introduced the bill.

Lawmakers Want to Guarantee Back Pay For All DHS Employees if Agency Shuts Down

Bipartisan bill would provide retroactive pay to about 30,000 furloughed workers.

Are There Too Many 'Outstanding' Senior Executives?

Watchdog worries that agencies aren't making meaningful distinctions in performance ratings and bonuses.

17,000 Federal Employees Earned More Than $200K Last Year

See which agencies employ the federal workforce’s highest earners.

TSP Participants Get Busy Signal on Help Line

Snowstorm, high call volumes cause technical difficulties.

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