Pay & Benefits

TSP Gains in August

All the funds except for international stocks posted positive returns last month.

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Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds a 1 Percent Pay Raise

The president issued an alternative pay plan late Friday, setting an across-the-board increase for civilian federal employees of 1 percent in 2015.

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Why a Government Shutdown Is So Unlikely

The move would be electoral suicide for Republicans.

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OPM Director Katherine Archuleta has said the agency will be ready to accept applications Nov. 6.

Can You Apply for Phased Retirement This Fall? It Depends on Your Agency

OPM is accepting applications beginning in November, but some agencies are telling employees they can’t apply that soon.

Retirement Planning

Phased Retirement: Case Studies

Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option.

Temp Feds Are One Step Closer to Health Insurance

As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Military Families Are More Worried Than Ever About the Effects of Budget Cuts

Downsizing within Defense and sequestration’s long-term impact are creating anxiety over job security, survey finds.

Pay rate changes affect drill instructors, among others.

Military Bonuses Affected Despite Sequestration’s Hiatus

Defense hopes to save money by changing compensation structure associated with Marine Corps' special duty assignment pay.

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Patent Office Telework Scandal Not Really About Telework

Mobile work advocates say the controversy is evidence of a management breakdown.

COLA Boost is Hovering Around 1.8 Percent Now

The exact cost-of-living adjustment for 2015 won’t be known until October when all the numbers are in.

Is This the Right Time for the White House to Promote Working from Home?

Allegations of feds abusing telework at Patent and Trademark Office put honest employees and managers in a tough spot.

A Breakthrough in Federal Labor-Management Relations at the Pentagon?

From one union's perspective, the Defense Department is working with labor groups better than ever on personnel reform.

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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