Pay & Benefits

Leaked Compensation Proposals Could Have ‘Huge’ Repercussions for Civil Service

Advocates, observers fear a degradation in the government’s recruitment abilities.

Read more October 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Postal Service Asks Employees to Volunteer to Relocate to Puerto Rico

The agency will not provide any travel or lodging reimbursements.

Read more October 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Report: White House Officials Backed 2019 Pay Freeze, $300 Billion in Cuts to Employee Compensation

Memo leaked to liberal news site also proposes eliminating FERS defined benefit program and retiree health benefits for new hires.

Read more October 19, 2017 Leave a comment
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Senate Approves Budget Plan, Setting Up Fight Over Fed Benefit Cuts

The House version of the resolution includes $32 billion in cuts, likely to employee retirement and health insurance programs.

VA Secretary David Shulkin said the department's legislative proposal honors a promise not to privatize the VA's mission.

Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Private Care for Vets Sparks Fight Over VA's Future

Some stakeholders prepare for battle, while others take wait-and-see approach.

Women Still Underrepresented in the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

The situation has improved over the past decade, but it remains the case that the more a job pays, the more likely it is to be filled by a man.

Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., introduced the bill.

Lawmaker Seeks Locality Pay Parity Between Blue and White Collar Feds

Hourly workers’ locality wages are currently determined by decades-old map of military installations.

How Trump’s End to Obamacare Subsidies Increases the Threat of a Government Shutdown

White House also calls for Congress to cancel $5.6 billion in agency appropriations.

Federal Retirees to Receive Biggest Cost-of-Living Bump Since 2012

The 2 percent increase will take effect starting with December benefits.

Retirement Planning

Are You Mentally Prepared for Retirement?

You need to visualize your life after your federal career is over.

AFGE National President J. David Cox speaks to union members in 2012.

Ousted Local Officials Accuse Largest Federal Employee Union of ‘Sloppy Coup’

AFGE put its Labor Department local in trusteeship over spending on a settlement distribution event.

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