Pay & Benefits

Members of Congress Really Seem to Like the TSP

Lawmakers put forward yet another proposal to create a retirement account for American workers modeled after feds' Thrift Savings Plan.

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Senator Wants to Know More About Homeland Security's Use of Paid Leave

Grassley asks Johnson for data on such issues as medical conditions, threats to staff.

Unsurprisingly, TSP Funds Are In the Red After Brexit

The final returns for a volatile June will be available on July 1.

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Federal Employee Advocates Renew Fight for Huge Pay Raise

Bill likely clearing the way for Obama’s proposed 1.6 percent raise has hit a speed bump.

Markets tumbled after Britons voted to leave the European Union. Above, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

TSP Tells Feds Not to Panic After Brexit Vote Sends Markets Tumbling

Without mentioning England’s historic decision to leave the E.U., the Thrift Savings Plan board on Friday reminded enrollees that retirement planning is a long-term strategy.

Retirement Planning

Comparing Your Income Before and After Retirement

How what you can expect to receive stacks up against what you make now.

A member of the U.S. Secret Service Emergency Response Team stands watch on the North Lawn at the White House.

Next Shutdown, Feds Can Take Their Government Guns Home With Them

New law will allow certain federal employees to retain their firearms when they are furloughed.

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Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., urged his colleagues to support the Veterans First Act.

Senator Pushes For Action on VA Accountability Reforms

Legislation that would limit appeal rights of fired department senior executives has stalled.

Defense Rolls Out Phased Retirement For Civilian Employees

The decision by the government’s largest department could prod other agencies into offering the nearly four-year-old benefit to eligible workers.

Retirement Planning

Ballparking Your Retirement Benefit

A quick guide to estimating your retirement income.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asked OPM for data.

Former TSA Executive’s Excessive Bonuses Prompt Inquiry Into SES Awards

Senate Democrat wants OPM data on cash awards for top career officials, after it is revealed that the former TSA exec earned $90,000 in bonuses over 13 months.

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