Pay & Benefits

Temp Feds Are One Step Closer to Health Insurance

As comment period on draft rules ends, union urges OPM to provide access to FEHBP to newly-eligible employees ASAP.

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Military Bonuses Affected Despite Sequestration’s Hiatus

Defense hopes to save money by changing compensation structure associated with Marine Corps' special duty assignment pay.

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Patent Office Telework Scandal Not Really About Telework

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Mobile work advocates say the controversy is evidence of a management breakdown.

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Phased Retirement: Case Studies

Running the numbers on a couple of hypothetical examples of employees considering the new option.

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Military Families Are More Worried Than Ever About the Effects of Budget Cuts

Downsizing within Defense and sequestration’s long-term impact are creating anxiety over job security, survey finds.

COLA Boost is Hovering Around 1.8 Percent Now

The exact cost-of-living adjustment for 2015 won’t be known until October when all the numbers are in.

Is This the Right Time for the White House to Promote Working from Home?

Allegations of feds abusing telework at Patent and Trademark Office put honest employees and managers in a tough spot.

A Breakthrough in Federal Labor-Management Relations at the Pentagon?

From one union's perspective, the Defense Department is working with labor groups better than ever on personnel reform.

Are You Contributing Too Little to Your TSP?

A growing number of participants are not putting in enough to get the maximum match from their agency.

Retirement Planning

A Phased Retirement Q&A

Answers to common questions about the new benefit.

Retired Army 1st Sgt. William Staude, of Elliott, Pa., salutes the colors being carried by soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

How Veterans’ Preference Laws Are Dragging Down Federal Hiring

‘Unwieldy’ and ‘convoluted’ laws are confusing vets and feds alike, report finds.

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Three Charts Showing How White Males Hold the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

The average male fed is a full grade level above the typical woman.

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.

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