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Tens of Thousands of Feds to Receive Significant Pay Raise Next Year

Thirteen cities will soon receive their own locality pay designations.

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Thousands of Troops Will Receive Compensation for Student Loan Overcharge

Checks ranging from $10 to $100,000 from a 2014 settlement will be mailed in June.

Uncle Sam to Feds: No, You Still Can’t Smoke Pot

Federal employees still have to abide by federal law when it comes to weed, despite relaxed restrictions in several states and localities.

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A Retirement Readiness Checklist

Before the magic date arrives, you need to ask yourself some questions.

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A Lot of Former SBA Employees Still Have Access to Their Agency Email Account

Agency followed separation checklists less than half of the time, IG finds.

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, sponsored the bill.

Senate Passes Bill That Would Allow More Vets Access to Private Health Care

Vets who live within 40 miles of a VA facility that doesn’t provide the care they need are eligible for the Choice program under the legislation.

Amid USPS' Calls for Pay Cuts, Unions Let Deadline Pass for New Labor Contract

Postal Service's negotiations stall with two unions representing 300,000 employees.

Retirement Planning

How to Know When It’s Time to Go

Deciding when to retire from government is a more complicated process than it used to be.

Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., said reforms will require tough choices, but " I think we can all agree something has to be done."

Generous Benefits for Feds Injured on the Job Could Be on the Chopping Block

Congress takes another stab at cutting workers’ compensation for feds by $360 million.

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Air Force Trims Drone Ops to Get Workforce ‘Healthy’

The service is dropping five of its 65 combat air patrols so its overtaxed pilots and intelligence operators can catch their breath.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., introduced the bill.

Lawmaker: Let Feds Invest TSP Savings in Companies With Female Leadership

Others in Congress want feds to put retirement funds in companies that don't pollute.

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