Pay & Benefits

Federal Retirees to Receive a 1.7 Percent COLA for 2015

Employee groups say the bump won’t keep pace with the rising costs confronting seniors.

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Burden of Proof: The New Reality for Senior Execs at VA

Fired executives have few options under final reform rules.

Read moreOctober 23, 2014Leave a comment

Pentagon Delays Until April Changes to Autism Coverage for Military Kids

Department is holding off on cutting reimbursement rates for one-on-one therapy after families complained.

Read moreOctober 21, 2014Leave a comment
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Feds Battling Ebola in Africa Must Work 42 Days Before Bonus Pay Kicks In

For those on temporary assignment, hardship adjustment is not retroactive to their first day in the region.

Agencies Paid Hundreds of Employees to Not Work for at Least One Year

Agencies use administrative leave largely to pay employees facing disciplinary action, report finds.

Public-Private Sector Pay Gap Remains at 35 Percent

Federal Salary Council report says feds now earn on average 35.2 percent less than their peers, a disparity that’s down 0.2 percent from 2013.

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U.S. Troops Fighting Ebola in West Africa Are Earning Bonus Pay

Military members can earn up to $400 extra per month.

Temp Feds Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Starting in January

OPM publishes final rule expanding the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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Some Defense Travelers Will Have Their Per Diem Rates Cut

To save money, the department is reducing the amount employees on extended travel can spend on food and lodging.

Defense Civilians Are Losing Faith in Senior Management

Employees view their immediate supervisors much more positively, latest survey shows.

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