Pay & Benefits

Everyone Seems to Want Federal Employees to Use Uber

Administration and Congress grapple with overlapping measure to boost rideshare usage.

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EEOC Settles 10-Year Overtime Dispute With Employees For $1.5 Million

Arbitrator previously ruled that the agency violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Read more September 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Congressional Hearing on Long-Term Care Premium Spike Likely After November Election

Despite outrage from feds over triple digit rate increases set to take effect soon, lawmakers haven’t yet held a public hearing on the issue.

Read more September 20, 2016 Leave a comment
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Obama Administration Gives Some Contractors a Pay Raise Next Year, Too

Low-wage federal contract workers will see small increase in 2017.

TSP Preps For Influx of Service Members in 2018

The agency is doing a preliminary assessment now of its IT and business systems to ensure a smooth transition for auto-enrolling service members into the government’s 401(k) style benefit.

Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said the bill is "necessary to ensure that families of civil servants killed while serving the people of the United States do not take on an unnecessary financial burden."

OPM Wants to Boost Death Benefits For Feds By $90K

Payout for civilian employees killed on the job would increase from $10,000 to $100,000 if legislation is passed.

Outlook Is Decent For a 2017 COLA

We won’t know for sure until Oct. 18, but the latest data show federal retirees on track for a small cost-of-living adjustment.

D.C.-Area Feds One Step Closer to Having Uber Covered Under Transit Benefits

Oversight panel passes bill that would treat ride-sharing services similarly to other types of transit through the end of 2018.

Retirement Planning

Social Security Confusion

A case where not knowing the precise terminology to use led to a miscommunication.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a vote to proceed on a stopgap spending bill for Monday evening,

Congress Tries to Avoid a Government Shutdown As Oct. 1 Nears

Lawmakers hope to vote next week on a short-term continuing resolution funding agencies through Dec. 9.

House Votes to Make It Easier to Fire VA Employees

The bill, which the Senate is unlikely to pass, is the latest congressional attempt to improve accountability at the department.

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