Pay & Benefits

Long-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirement

Colleen Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.

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House Passes Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Bonuses

Legislation allows employees to ask for a third-party review of secretary’s decision.

Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Cuts to Some Travel Allowances

Bill would repeal Pentagon policy that reduced per diem rates for military and civilian employees on long-term travel.

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The S Fund Led TSP's February Gains

All but one fund posted positive returns last month.

Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

New dates made backlog appear less severe.

VA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facility

Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , said the current VHA model doesn't work anymore.

Vet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrak

Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.

Rep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".

Lawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes

Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.

Retirement Planning

Three (or More) Helpings of the TSP

Yes, you can take multiple partial distributions from your investments after you retire. Here’s how.

Senator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries

Sen. Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.

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Watchdog Dings Coast Guard for Lax Travel Spending Oversight

The agency spent nearly $4.5 million over four years for medical care travel for certain service members – and some of it might have been unnecessary.

More Than 300,000 Non-Defense Feds Made Six Figures in 2014

Earners surpassing that threshold were spread across government.

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