Pay & Benefits

Obama Threatens Veto Over Tax Deal Including a Bigger Mass Transit Benefit

White House raises concerns over other provisions that support corporate interests.

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Agencies Do Not Have to Grant Special Paid Leave to Feds Exposed to Ebola

OPM, however, recommends they provide civilian workers quarantined because of their job some excused absence.

Your Open Season Questions, Answered.

OPM holds town hall to advise federal employees and retirees on health care choices for 2015.

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Federal Employees Really, Really Like Their Health Benefits

Survey shows near unanimous support for FEHBP.

What It Will Take to Fix Federal Pay

Everyone agrees change is needed, but outdated and inconclusive salary data make it difficult.

Changes to Catastrophic Health Protection in 2015 Should Reassure Feds

An across-the-board cap on out-of-pocket expenses effective next year could bring some relief to FEHBP enrollees.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is preparing legislation to change administrative leave policies.

Pressure Builds for Crackdown on Paying Employees Not to Work

EPA spent more than $1 million on administrative leave for just eight employees, watchdog finds.

Retirement Planning

We Need to Talk About Your Retirement

The importance of counseling in the planning process.

Petition for an Extra Day Off at Christmas Falls Just Short of Demanding a Response

Movement comes within a few thousand signatures of the 100,000 needed to guarantee a reply from the White House.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Chaffetz Will Replace Issa as House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman

Media-savvy Republican has shepherded legislation affecting federal employees’ pay and benefits.

TSP Board Green Lights More Homework on Mutual Fund Option

Agency staff will craft an implementation plan in 2015 for rolling out the potential new offering for feds.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., plans to introduce the bill.

Misbehaving VA Execs Could Lose Some of Their Pension Benefits

Bill would give the secretary power to strip a portion of an employee’s retirement benefits on account of wrongdoing or poor performance.

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