Pay & Benefits

D.C.-Area Feds Should Telework During Pope Francis’ Visit, OPM Says

The pope may be infallible, but he can’t cure traffic jams.

Read moreSeptember 2, 2015Leave a comment Alessandra Tarantino / AP

Federal Employee Retirement Funds Tank in August

Government securities stay in the black, but all other funds post losses.

Read moreSeptember 1, 2015Leave a comment

New Feds Will Default Into Riskier TSP Fund Starting Next Week

Employees will no longer be automatically enrolled in the safe but low-yield G Fund.

Read moreAugust 31, 2015Leave a comment

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Recruits Begin a Year-Long Isolation Mission to Simulate Mars

An actual trip to the red planet for the NASA recruits could take up to three years.

Obama Issues Plan to Give Feds 1.3 Percent Raise in 2016

Proposal would lift locality pay for first time in six years.

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Best Dates to Retire 2016

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G Fund Suspension Drags On, Pay Raise Deadline Looms

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Agencies Are Putting Their Employees at Risk for Tax Fraud, Senators Say

And recent OPM hacks have amplified the potential for identity theft.

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Here's How Much Sexism Costs Economies Around the Globe

Everyone in a society benefits from more women climbing the ranks in the workforce.

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2016 Hopefuls Craft Messages Around Wall Street's Insane Day

A sharp early drop in American markets reverberated on the presidential campaign trail.

TSP’s F Fund Spikes Amid Market Turbulence

Other TSP offerings have fallen in August along with markets, governing board says.

Obama Has Until Aug. 31 to Offer Alternate Pay Raise Plan

The president is expected to formally propose a 1.3 percent pay hike for feds in 2016.