Pay & Benefits

Lawmaker Wants to Ban All VA Bonuses Until Troubled Construction Project is Finished

Colorado Republican introduces bill tying employee bonuses to the completion of the new Aurora VA hospital.

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This Is How TSA Decides if You Might Be Acting Like a Terrorist

Next time you travel, be careful not to complain about airport security.

Read moreMarch 27, 2015Leave a comment

Senate Joins House in Targeting Federal Workforce for Deficit Reduction

Upper chamber approves its own budget resolution, which also cuts agency spending and employee compensation.

Read moreMarch 27, 2015Leave a comment
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The United States Military Gets Childcare Right

The Pentagon helps care for servicemembers' children.

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How Government Workers Pinch Pennies During Shutdowns

A new study tries to figure out how federal employees fared when their income was reduced.

"We’ve determined that changing the distance calculation will help ensure more veterans have access to care when and where they want it," VA Secretary Bob McDonald stated.

Twice as Many Vets Will Now Be Eligible for Non-VA Care

After pressure, department changes Choice program requirement related to calculating a vet’s distance from the nearest VA facility.

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Some Feds Just Got a 34 Percent Pay Boost

The change affects blue-collar workers in western North Dakota, where the oil and natural gas boom have increased private wages and the cost of living.

What You Have to Earn to Be Rich in Cities Across the United States

The city with the biggest inequality gap in America isn't San Francisco or New York.

Retirement Planning

The Importance of Accurate Information

In some federal agencies, retirement specialists aren’t getting the training they need to effectively help employees.

Lawmaker: Tie Feds' Pay to U.S. Economic Performance So They Have 'Skin in the Game'

Republican congressman says federal employees lack incentives to improve economy.

Self-Plus-One Premiums Won’t Be Higher Than Family Coverage Option

OPM tells federal health benefits providers that yet-to-be-determined 2016 premiums for the new option will be capped.

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