Pay & Benefits

Obama Allows Some Feds to Tap Retirement Money Early Without Penalty

President signs bipartisan law that lets federal cops and firefighters access TSP funds without tax fee when they are eligible to retire.

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Overtime Will Get a Break

Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. Will this help the American middle class?

June Was Not a Good Month for the TSP

Every fund but one was in the red last month.

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Retirement Planning

A Rude Annuity Shock

When a survivor benefit turns out to be much smaller than expected.

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Where Are the Government’s Happiest Senior Executives?

The largest agencies in government tend to have the least satisfied career leaders.

Christie announces his bid for the presidency in Livingston, N.J.

Why a Chris Christie Presidency Could Mean Major Cuts to Feds' Benefits

The New Jersey governor has put government employees' benefits on the chopping block.

Union to Seek Financial Compensation for Everyone Affected by OPM Hack

Employees do not need to prove identity theft to show damages, attorneys say.

Same-Sex Married Feds Already Have Access to Health and Retirement Benefits

Landmark decision will have little impact on benefits because a 2013 ruling opened up many to federal workers and retirees in same-sex marriages.

Federal Employee Advocates Want Special IT Task Force to Handle OPM Hack

More than two dozen groups call on president to provide more information and protection to employees and retirees in wake of massive data breach.

Bill Exempting Some Feds From Retirement Tax Penalty Heads to Obama

Measure would allow law enforcement officers to draw from their savings at age 50 without paying 10 percent penalty.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta would not commit to a number of people affected.

OPM Breach May Have Exposed Feds’ Sex Lives, Info About Security Clearance References

After a week of congressional hearings, we still don’t know the full extent of the massive cyberattacks.

Retirement Planning

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