Pay & Benefits

Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?

It's an outdated way to refer to letter carriers, of whom more than a third are women.

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The Next Looming Deadline Federal Employees Should Know About

The government will hit the debt ceiling on March 15 unless Congress acts, and likely tap into federal retirement coffers to avoid a default.

Long-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirement

Colleen Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.

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VA chief Bob McDonald would need to publish regulations describing the bonus rescission process so that employees know their rights.

House Passes Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Bonuses

Legislation allows employees to ask for a third-party review of secretary’s decision.

Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Cuts to Some Travel Allowances

Bill would repeal Pentagon policy that reduced per diem rates for military and civilian employees on long-term travel.

The S Fund Led TSP's February Gains

All but one fund posted positive returns last month.

Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

New dates made backlog appear less severe.

VA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facility

Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , said the current VHA model doesn't work anymore.

Vet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrak

Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.

Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".

Lawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes

Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.

Retirement Planning

Three (or More) Helpings of the TSP

Yes, you can take multiple partial distributions from your investments after you retire. Here’s how.

Senator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries

Sen. Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.

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