Pay & Benefits

Are You Contributing Too Little to Your TSP?

A growing number of participants are not putting in enough to get the maximum match from their agency.

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How Veterans’ Preference Laws Are Dragging Down Federal Hiring

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

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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.

Read moreAugust 19, 2014Leave a comment
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Retirement Planning

A Phased Retirement Q&A

Answers to common questions about the new benefit.

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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.

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.

How to Win a Furlough Appeal

Tens of thousands of employees challenged their loss of work (and income) during sequestration; a few were successful.

Civilians in Iraq To Get Higher Premium Pay

New guidance from OPM extends the pay cap waiver for a longer period.

Pay & Benefits Watch

How Phased Retirement Affects Your TSP

Many of the same rules will still apply for those who partially retire and continue to work part-time.

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