Pay & Benefits

Senate Panel OKs 1 Percent Pay Raise for Troops and Defense Civilians

The House-passed version of the fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill supports a 1.8 percent pay boost for service members.

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Why Intelligence Whistleblowers Can't Use Internal Channels

Too many are persecuted–and the wrongdoing that prompted them to speak out is too seldom addressed.

House Approves Bill to Reduce Pay for Many TSA Agents

Some officers would no longer qualify as law enforcement personnel.

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TRICARE Increases Mental Health Care Providers

Beneficiaries can keep their current counselors, or opt for an independent provider as of Aug. 18.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., filed the suit in January.

The Government Can Keep Subsidizing Hill Staff's Obamacare--For Now

Judge throws out a lawsuit against the rule allowing subsidies to continue.

HUD Hiring Blitz Attracts Vets, Minorities

The department is on track to make 1,000 hires by the end of fiscal 2014 with an eye on diversity.

Retirement Planning

Are You Afraid of Outliving Your Money?

You might want to consider a TSP annuity.

“Whistleblowers are critical to our efforts to guard against waste and misconduct in government -- and in the case of the VA, against the compromise of patient care,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Senator Wants to Ensure People Who Retaliate Against VA Whistleblowers Get Fired

Employees who punish whistleblowers can currently get away with just a reprimand, senator says.

House OKs Bill Allowing 1 Percent Pay Raise, Despite Obama Veto Threat

White House objects to cuts to IRS and its own staffers' salaries.

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OPM Announces More Flexibility for Dental and Vision Coverage

Next month certain employees will be able to enroll for benefits or switch plans outside of Open Season.

TSP Officials Want You to Know the Consequences of Tapping Your Account for a Loan

Public service announcement looks at the costs and benefits of borrowing against retirement funds.

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