Pay & Benefits

Retirement Savings Funds Hit a September Slump

All but one of the TSP’s offerings lose ground.

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Some TRICARE Enrollees Won’t Have to Pay Annual Fee Increases

The Pentagon is making an exception for two groups of Prime beneficiaries.

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Retirement Readiness: Where Do You Stand?

Be sure to ask your questions on Twitter by using #Retirement101.

Read moreSeptember 29, 2014Leave a comment

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How to Avoid Costly Mistakes Filling Out Your TSP Forms

The retirement savings plan’s board offers some common-sense advice for successfully withdrawing or transferring retirement funds.

Retirement Planning

5 Things You Can Change After You Retire

In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta published a notice in the Federal Register.

OPM Reminds Same-Sex Surviving Spouses They Are Eligible for Benefits

Those married before a 2013 Supreme Court ruling have until June 26, 2015, to apply for pension and death benefits.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Agencies Are Paying More to Avoid Costly Discrimination Adjudication

An analysis shows the amount of money doled out to settle employees’ informal and formal EEO complaints has increased.

QUIZ: Do You Know How to Be an Ethical Political Appointee?

Seventeen questions to test your knowledge of updated ethics rules.

Federal Retirees Will Learn Their 2015 COLA Soon

The final figure, which will be released in late October, is estimated to be between 1.6 percent and 1.8 percent.


Is the Tide Turning Against Federal Telework?

It’s time and attendance versus getting work done.

Postal Service to Add Thousands of Union Jobs in 2014

Bargaining unit employees will fill reduced-hour post offices in major labor victory.

An agent patrols on horseback in South Texas.

Bill Forcing Border Patrol Agents to Work More and Earn Less Clears Senate

Law would save $100 million annually and has agency and union endorsement.

All Women Enrolled in TRICARE Would Have Access to Free Birth Control Under Bill

Legislation would prohibit a co-pay for contraception and offer family planning services to female beneficiaries.