Pay & Benefits

Senate Approves Bill to Default New Hires Into Riskier, Higher Yielding TSP Fund

Both houses have approved separate bills to automatically enroll new feds in a lifecycle fund.

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House OKs Bill Mandating More Firings of Misbehaving Federal Employees

Measure would also require preservation of certain text messages from feds' personal cell phones.

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Senator Tries to Help Frustrated Military Drivers With #OopsWeLostYourCar

One senator is on a quest to help soldiers find their vehicles, which are being held up as they move overseas.

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Two Pay and Benefits Bills for Disabled Vets to Watch

2014 COLA increase awaits president’s signature; House committee approves extra sick leave for disabled vets to go to medical appointments.

Bill to Avoid Shutdown on Track for Passage This Week

Measure would allow 1 percent pay raise for federal employees.

Under the proposed rule, contract employees could not get pink slips for talking about pay.

Proposed Rule Prohibits Federal Contractors From Firing Employees Who Discuss Pay

Groups have 90 days to comment on regulations to implement President Obama’s April executive order.

A U.S. Marine patrols a poppy field in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

One Chart Showing Every Military Pay Raise in the Last 30 Years

Congress could soon match the lowest military pay raise in recent memory.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a memorandum Sept. 3 outlining the change.

New Guidance Aims to Help Vietnam-Era Vets Who Are Denied Benefits

The Pentagon wants to make it easier for vets suffering from PTSD who received less-than-honorable discharges to obtain service benefits.

Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., introduced a new measure to recoup bonuses already paid to employees already found guilty of misconduct.

Lawmakers Are Still Finding New Ways to Punish VA Employees

House panel looks to reform performance management and limit bonuses for VA workers.

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How to Pick a Financial Adviser

What to do if you need help in setting and meeting your retirement goals.

IRS Can Now Withdraw Money from Your TSP Account to Collect on Tax Debts

Final rule aims to fix "loophole" that benefited federal employees.

Pay & Benefits Watch OPM Director Katherine Archuleta noted the changes are important as the workforce becomes more mobile.

Feds Can Donate to More Charities, But Will They?

The annual Combined Federal Campaign runs through Dec. 15.

Shutdown-Averting Spending Bill Would Allow Fed Pay Raise

House GOP measure would keep government open through mid-December and would not block Obama’s proposed 1 percent raise.

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