Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Push for Bargaining Rights for TSA Employees

Powerful committee Democrats say TSA workers are entitled to the same rights as other unionized feds.

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Military Retirees Would Pay More for TRICARE Under White House Budget Proposal

Defense looks to save money and simplify military health care system through reforms.

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Obama's Budget Laments Small Pay Raise, Noting Feds' Sacrifice

White House says average federal worker will contribute $100K in savings over next decade.

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Obama Again Urges Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees

The president's fiscal 2017 budget reiterates support for six weeks of paid administrative leave for feds after the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif.

Union Vows to 'Fight Like Hell' for Higher Pay Raise

Democratic lawmaker says he and union will open 'a can of whoop ass' on anti-labor colleagues.

Retirement Backlog Jumps in January

The inventory, which rose by more than 8,000 claims between December and January, is smaller than it was a year ago.

The Military May Begin Paying for Service Members to Freeze Their Eggs and Sperm

The military it wants to be known as a family-friendly employer.

Retirement Planning

Changing Stakes on Claiming Social Security

Congress puts a stop to two popular strategies for maximizing benefits.

New TRICARE Drug Co-Pays Take Effect

Fees for brand-name drugs and certain generic medications increased between $2 and $4 on Feb. 1.

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga.

Powerful Lawmaker Goes After Federal Employee Union Enrollment

House Budget Committee chairman plans to introduce legislation to make it harder for labor groups to collect dues and organize government workers.

Obama Will Propose 1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds and Troops In 2017 Budget

The figure is slightly higher than the 1.3 pay boost for those two groups in 2016.

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