Pay & Benefits

How Federal Agencies Can Solve Skyrocketing Workers' Comp Costs

The Postal Service inspector general has recommended a slew of changes to 100-year-old law, including benefits cuts.

Read moreAugust 19, 2014Leave a comment AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Federal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees

Workforce's racial diversity has remained virtually unchanged.

Read moreAugust 19, 2014Leave a comment

Travel Per Diems Aren’t Changing in Fiscal 2015

Daily rates for government travelers will remain at $83 for lodging, and between $46 and $71 for meals and other expenses.

Read moreAugust 15, 2014Leave a comment
NEWSLETTER

Get weekly pay & benefits updates

The latest on federal employee compensation issues.

Retirement Planning

Here’s Some Good News About Your Retirement Benefit

It’s safe for the next 80 years, says the Congressional Research Service.

5 Things Agencies Must Do To Implement Phased Retirement

The ball is now in their court to fully define how the program will work.

How to Win a Furlough Appeal

Tens of thousands of employees challenged their loss of work (and income) during sequestration; a few were successful.

Civilians in Iraq To Get Higher Premium Pay

New guidance from OPM extends the pay cap waiver for a longer period.

Pay & Benefits Watch

How Phased Retirement Affects Your TSP

Many of the same rules will still apply for those who partially retire and continue to work part-time.

Not Everyone Is Eligible for Phased Retirement

Law enforcement officers and air traffic controllers are among those feds who can’t take advantage of the government’s new HR tool.

Retirement Planning

5 Myths About Federal Retirement

Good news! You don’t have to be a millionaire to retire comfortably.

Federal Appeals Board Has Major Concerns With Firing Provisions in New VA Law

Small agency tasked with enforcing those provisions raises questions about their constitutionality and wisdom.

Part work, part retirement: Feds could spend more time at the beach. Or even working at the beach.

Phased Retirement is Finally Here

Feds can submit their applications to work part-time and receive half of their annuity beginning Nov. 6.

MOST COMMENTED