Pay & Benefits

Bill Forcing Border Patrol Agents to Work More and Earn Less Clears Senate

Law would save $100 million annually and has agency and union endorsement.

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All Women Enrolled in TRICARE Would Have Access to Free Birth Control Under Bill

Legislation would prohibit a co-pay for contraception and offer family planning services to female beneficiaries.

Congress Staves Off Government Shutdown…for Now

Bill sets up spending fight during lame-duck session.

Read moreSeptember 18, 2014Leave a comment
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Military Families Are Most Worried About Pay and Benefits

New survey of spouses, service members and vets reveals force reduction and budget cuts are driving anxiety over finances.

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Two Pay and Benefits Bills for Disabled Vets to Watch

2014 COLA increase awaits president’s signature; House committee approves extra sick leave for disabled vets to go to medical appointments.

Senate Approves Bill to Default New Hires Into Riskier, Higher Yielding TSP Fund

Both houses have approved separate bills to automatically enroll new feds in a lifecycle fund.

Feds would need to keep electronic records of work text messages sent from their personal devices.

House OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees

Measure would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.

Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

Bill to Avoid Shutdown on Track for Passage This Week

Measure would allow 1 percent pay raise for federal employees.

Under the proposed rule, contract employees could not get pink slips for talking about pay.

Proposed Rule Prohibits Federal Contractors From Firing Employees Who Discuss Pay

Groups have 90 days to comment on regulations to implement President Obama’s April executive order.

A U.S. Marine patrols a poppy field in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

One Chart Showing Every Military Pay Raise in the Last 30 Years

Congress could soon match the lowest military pay raise in recent memory.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a memorandum Sept. 3 outlining the change.

New Guidance Aims to Help Vietnam-Era Vets Who Are Denied Benefits

The Pentagon wants to make it easier for vets suffering from PTSD who received less-than-honorable discharges to obtain service benefits.

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