Pay & Benefits

The Military May Begin Paying for Service Members to Freeze Their Eggs and Sperm

The military it wants to be known as a family-friendly employer.

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New TRICARE Drug Co-Pays Take Effect

Fees for brand-name drugs and certain generic medications increased between $2 and $4 on Feb. 1.

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Powerful Lawmaker Goes After Federal Employee Union Enrollment

House Budget Committee chairman plans to introduce legislation to make it harder for labor groups to collect dues and organize government workers.

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Changing Stakes on Claiming Social Security

Congress puts a stop to two popular strategies for maximizing benefits.

Obama Will Propose 1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds and Troops In 2017 Budget

The figure is slightly higher than the 1.3 pay boost for those two groups in 2016.

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VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson

Reinstated Senior Executives Will Face Some Punishment, Says VA Deputy Secretary

Sloan Gibson also said two other officials will be investigated for possible misconduct.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., co-authored the bill.

Hundreds of Thousands of Feds Would Gain Appeal Rights Under New Bill

Bipartisan duo says legislation would reinstate constitutional protections.

A judge ordered the reinstatement of former Philadelphia and Wilmington Regional Offices Director Diana Rubens to the SES.

Second VA Official Will Be Reinstated to Senior Executive Service

Judge reverses department’s decision to demote Diana Rubens over relocation benefit and reassignment controversy.

Another Grim Month for TSP Returns

All of the stock-based funds ended January in the red.

An Army soldier with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, scans the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan.

1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Service Members in 2017?

President’s upcoming budget proposal reportedly will contain a slightly higher pay boost for members of the military next year.

Obama Announces New Equal-Pay Rules to Address the Gender Pay Gap

Companies with 100 employees or more will be required to disclose pay data broken down by race and gender to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaks to 101st Airborne Division soldiers during a visit to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, earlier in January.

Female Service Members Will Get 12 Weeks of Paid Maternity Leave

The change doubles the amount of such leave currently available to most women in the military.