Pay & Benefits

Latest VA Bill Limits Number of Senior Execs Eligible for Bonuses

Legislation also directs secretary to reassign top career officials every five years.

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Lack of Paid Parental Leave for Feds Is 'Shameful' and a 'Disgrace,' House Dems Say

Providing paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.

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Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

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The bill "forces agencies to take a step back, consider which positions are crucial, and make decisions based on necessity rather than luxury," said Rep. Cynthia Lummis, one of the sponsors.

Republicans Aim to Stop Agencies from ‘Blindly Filling Empty Desks’

Bill would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, and triggers an automatic hiring freeze if agencies aren’t meeting that goal.

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Hiring and Firing: Why Agencies Need To Do Better

Keeping the right people with the right skills is fundamental to every agency’s mission.

The Broken Federal Personnel System in 7 Charts

Government employees are deeply frustrated with a personnel system that makes it too hard to hire skilled workers and fire poor performers.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses Republican efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare during a news conference Friday.

Sanders: Obama Won't Put Social Security Cuts in Budget

Budget ranking member says the White House won't include a controversial proposal to tie benefits to inflation.

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What Really Happens When You Change Health Plans

The story of four retirees who decided to make the leap.

Obama Proposes Paid Family Leave for Feds

President directs agencies to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid sick leave to care for new children and ill family members.

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House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has worked to give the VA secretary more authority to fire and discipline executives.

VA Bonuses Targeted Again

New legislation would give secretary authority to rescind employee performance awards.

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