Pay & Benefits

Retirement Backlog Drops, But It’s Still Higher Than Expected

There are nearly 3,000 more claims in the queue than the agency hoped to have at the end of June.

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Timeline: Government Data Breaches

Since April 2013, six hacks targeted OPM and its contractors.

The Navy is Tripling Its Paid Maternity Leave

The service is going to grant the most generous maternity leave policy of any of the armed forces.

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Retirement Planning

A Rude Annuity Shock

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

Federal law enforcement officers, such as these CBP agents supporting the search for prison escapees in New York in June, will soon be able to access retirement funds early without penalty.

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.

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.

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