Pay & Benefits

Obama Again Urges Paid Parental Leave for Federal Employees

The president's fiscal 2017 budget reiterates support for six weeks of paid administrative leave for feds after the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child.

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Union Vows to 'Fight Like Hell' for Higher Pay Raise

Democratic lawmaker says he and union will open 'a can of whoop ass' on anti-labor colleagues.

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Retirement Backlog Jumps in January

The inventory, which rose by more than 8,000 claims between December and January, is smaller than it was a year ago.

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The Military May Begin Paying for Service Members to Freeze Their Eggs and Sperm

The military it wants to be known as a family-friendly employer.

Retirement Planning

Changing Stakes on Claiming Social Security

Congress puts a stop to two popular strategies for maximizing benefits.

New TRICARE Drug Co-Pays Take Effect

Fees for brand-name drugs and certain generic medications increased between $2 and $4 on Feb. 1.

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga.

Powerful Lawmaker Goes After Federal Employee Union Enrollment

House Budget Committee chairman plans to introduce legislation to make it harder for labor groups to collect dues and organize government workers.

Obama Will Propose 1.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds and Troops In 2017 Budget

The figure is slightly higher than the 1.3 pay boost for those two groups in 2016.

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A COLA Hike for Some, Transgender Coverage for Others

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VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson

Reinstated Senior Executives Will Face Some Punishment, Says VA Deputy Secretary

Sloan Gibson also said two other officials will be investigated for possible misconduct.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., co-authored the bill.

Hundreds of Thousands of Feds Would Gain Appeal Rights Under New Bill

Bipartisan duo says legislation would reinstate constitutional protections.

A judge ordered the reinstatement of former Philadelphia and Wilmington Regional Offices Director Diana Rubens to the SES.

Second VA Official Will Be Reinstated to Senior Executive Service

Judge reverses department’s decision to demote Diana Rubens over relocation benefit and reassignment controversy.

Another Grim Month for TSP Returns

All of the stock-based funds ended January in the red.