Pay & Benefits

Sanders: Obama Won't Put Social Security Cuts in Budget

Budget ranking member says the White House won't include a controversial proposal to tie benefits to inflation.

Read moreJanuary 16, 2015Leave a comment J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Republicans Aim to Stop Agencies from ‘Blindly Filling Empty Desks’

Bill would cut the federal workforce by 10 percent through attrition, and triggers an automatic hiring freeze if agencies aren’t meeting that goal.

Read moreJanuary 22, 2015Leave a comment

Hiring and Firing: Why Agencies Need To Do Better

Keeping the right people with the right skills is fundamental to every agency’s mission.

Read moreJanuary 21, 2015Leave a comment

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The Broken Federal Personnel System in 7 Charts

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What Really Happens When You Change Health Plans

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Obama Proposes Paid Family Leave for Feds

President directs agencies to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid sick leave to care for new children and ill family members.

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House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has worked to give the VA secretary more authority to fire and discipline executives.

VA Bonuses Targeted Again

New legislation would give secretary authority to rescind employee performance awards.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., says higher pay is needed to recruit and retain skilled federal workers.

Bills Would Give Feds a 3.8 Percent Pay Raise

Democrats in both House and Senate introduced bills they say would help recruit and retain top talent.

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Federal Retiree Sues Virginia for Tax Discrimination

Former NASA employee claims commonwealth unfairly taxes pensions under the Civil Service Retirement System.

Senior Exec Bonuses: Top Five Most Generous Agencies

Some of these agencies gave out more in individual SES performance award money on average in fiscal 2012.