Pay & Benefits

Lawmaker Wants to Ban All VA Bonuses Until Troubled Construction Project is Finished

Colorado Republican introduces bill tying employee bonuses to the completion of the new Aurora VA hospital.

Read moreMarch 26, 2015Leave a comment Chris Schneider/AP

The United States Military Gets Childcare Right

The Pentagon helps care for servicemembers' children.

Read moreMarch 26, 2015Leave a comment

How Government Workers Pinch Pennies During Shutdowns

A new study tries to figure out how federal employees fared when their income was reduced.

Read moreMarch 25, 2015Leave a comment
NEWSLETTER

Get weekly pay & benefits updates

The latest on federal employee compensation issues.

Retirement Planning
Pay & Benefits Watch

Budget Hawks Target TSP, Scammers Target TRICARE and More

A weekly roundup of federal pay and benefits news.

"We’ve determined that changing the distance calculation will help ensure more veterans have access to care when and where they want it," VA Secretary Bob McDonald stated.

Twice as Many Vets Will Now Be Eligible for Non-VA Care

After pressure, department changes Choice program requirement related to calculating a vet’s distance from the nearest VA facility.

Mechanics at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., inspect a UH-1N Huey.

Some Feds Just Got a 34 Percent Pay Boost

The change affects blue-collar workers in western North Dakota, where the oil and natural gas boom have increased private wages and the cost of living.

What You Have to Earn to Be Rich in Cities Across the United States

The city with the biggest inequality gap in America isn't San Francisco or New York.

Retirement Planning

The Importance of Accurate Information

In some federal agencies, retirement specialists aren’t getting the training they need to effectively help employees.

Lawmaker: Tie Feds' Pay to U.S. Economic Performance So They Have 'Skin in the Game'

Republican congressman says federal employees lack incentives to improve economy.

Self-Plus-One Premiums Won’t Be Higher Than Family Coverage Option

OPM tells federal health benefits providers that yet-to-be-determined 2016 premiums for the new option will be capped.

Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., led Senate Republicans in releasing their budget blueprint.

Senate Republicans Go After Federal Retirement Benefits, Too

Chamber’s budget blueprint calls for $170 billion in savings through the federal workforce to make government employment resemble the private sector.

MOST COMMENTED