Pay & Benefits

More than 25,000 Feds Will Have to Switch Health Plans in 2015

Five plans are dropping out of FEHBP, while four new plans are coming in.

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Troops, Defense Employees Will Have Less Money for Extended Travel Starting Nov. 1

Opponents of a new policy designed to cut costs had hoped the Pentagon would delay its implementation, pending further debate.

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The Five Agencies Where Morale is Dropping the Most

The federal workforce isn't particularly happy overall, but these agencies have seen the biggest declines.

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Pay Raise for Troops Still Up in the Air

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A Perk for Federal VIPs: Park Service’s Mountain Getaway

Vice President Biden offers to reimburse NPS for his stay at a cabin in Grand Teton National Park.

TSP Enrollees Can Contribute $500 More Next Year

The IRS increased the cap on individual contributions to $18,000 for 2015.

Three Charts That Explain Feds' Low Morale in 2014

Most are worried the wrong people are being promoted, and confidence in leadership continues to decline.

Invest More in TSP, Says Head of World's Largest Asset Management Firm

BlackRock CEO fears employees are failing to get the most out of their retirement accounts.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.,  was one recipient of a letter calling lower reimbursement rates "misguided and unfair."

Lawmakers Urged to Reverse Planned Cuts to Some Travel Per Diems

Defense civilians on long-term travel will receive less money for lodging beginning on Nov. 1.

Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA prepares for his launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft in September. NASA consistently ranks well on employee surveys.

Where to Find the Government’s Happiest Employees

Science agencies once again boast the most content workers, according to a new survey.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta committed to helping agencies foster employee engagement

Vets Have Less Faith in Merit-Based Federal Promotions Than Their Peers

Annual governmentwide survey of feds shows concerns over fairness in the workplace and senior leadership.

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