Pay & Benefits

COLA Boost is Hovering Around 1.8 Percent Now

The exact cost-of-living adjustment for 2015 won’t be known until October when all the numbers are in.

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Is This the Right Time for the White House to Promote Working from Home?

Allegations of feds abusing telework at Patent and Trademark Office put honest employees and managers in a tough spot.

Read moreAugust 25, 2014Leave a comment

A Breakthrough in Federal Labor-Management Relations at the Pentagon?

From one union's perspective, the Defense Department is working with labor groups better than ever on personnel reform.

Read moreAugust 22, 2014Leave a comment
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A growing number of participants are not putting in enough to get the maximum match from their agency.

Retirement Planning

A Phased Retirement Q&A

Answers to common questions about the new benefit.

Retired Army 1st Sgt. William Staude, of Elliott, Pa., salutes the colors being carried by soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

How Veterans’ Preference Laws Are Dragging Down Federal Hiring

‘Unwieldy’ and ‘convoluted’ laws are confusing vets and feds alike, report finds.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Three Charts Showing How White Males Hold the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

The average male fed is a full grade level above the typical woman.

How Federal Agencies Can Solve Skyrocketing Workers' Comp Costs

The Postal Service inspector general has recommended a slew of changes to 100-year-old law, including benefits cuts.

Federal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees

Workforce's racial diversity has remained virtually unchanged.

Travel Per Diems Aren’t Changing in Fiscal 2015

Daily rates for government travelers will remain at $83 for lodging, and between $46 and $71 for meals and other expenses.

Retirement Planning

Here’s Some Good News About Your Retirement Benefit

It’s safe for the next 80 years, says the Congressional Research Service.

5 Things Agencies Must Do To Implement Phased Retirement

The ball is now in their court to fully define how the program will work.

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