Pay & Benefits

Bill Targets Federal Employees' Bonuses – Yet Again

Senator wants to stop rewards for those who damage the integrity of the federal government.

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Senators Push Bill to Limit Number of VA Senior Execs Receiving Bonuses

The legislation, like its House counterpart, also would require the department's top career officials to switch jobs every five years.

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Panel Expected to Call For Major Changes to Military Retirement and Health Benefits

Commission reportedly will recommend a new retirement system that would result in less generous pensions.

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Is FERS Better? Readers Weigh In

Reaction to last week’s column on how the two federal retirement systems stack up.

Rep. Jeff Miller-R-Fla., introduced the measure.

Latest VA Bill Limits Number of Senior Execs Eligible for Bonuses

Legislation also directs secretary to reassign top career officials every five years.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sponsoring the bill.

Lack of Paid Parental Leave for Feds Is 'Shameful' and a 'Disgrace,' House Dems Say

Providing paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is a co-sponsor of the bill.

Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

Retirement Planning

Unlocking the Secrets of FERS

For some people, it’s a better retirement system. Really.

The bill "forces agencies to take a step back, consider which positions are crucial, and make decisions based on necessity rather than luxury," said Rep. Cynthia Lummis, one of the sponsors.

Republicans Aim to Stop Agencies from ‘Blindly Filling Empty Desks’

Bill would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, and triggers an automatic hiring freeze if agencies aren’t meeting that goal.

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Hiring and Firing: Why Agencies Need To Do Better

Keeping the right people with the right skills is fundamental to every agency’s mission.

The Broken Federal Personnel System in 7 Charts

Government employees are deeply frustrated with a personnel system that makes it too hard to hire skilled workers and fire poor performers.

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