Pay & Benefits

Disabled Veteran Leave Law Only Applies to New Title 5 Feds

OPM reminds agencies that certain wounded warriors hired on, or after Nov. 5, 2016, are eligible for 104 hours of up-front sick leave.

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Demoted VA Senior Executives Still Eligible For Relocation Benefits

The department chose not to fire two top directors who misused their authority and received more than $400,000 in federal relocation incentives.

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Judge Says Fired VA Senior Executive Can Keep Her Bonus

The department failed to prove that Sharon Helman’s performance award was an administrative error.

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The National Science Foundation and the Justice Department doled out the most money in individual performance awards in fiscal 2014.

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More Senior Execs Got Bonuses in 2014, and the Payouts Were Bigger

The average performance award increased from fiscal 2013 nearly $350 to $10,560.

House Passes Bill Capping Fiscal 2016 VA Senior Executive Bonuses

Companion legislation approved by Senate does not include language limiting VA performance awards for top career leaders.

Feds Petition for Paid Day Off After Thanksgiving

President has power to declare federal agencies closed, but generally reserves it for Christmas time.

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Why you should do a dry run of your taxes before pulling the plug on work, and other tips.

New Defense Employees Will Be on Probation Longer

Legislation headed to the president would extend to two years the probationary period for new hires at the department.

Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Iowa GOP's Growth and Opportunity Party in October.

Ted Cruz Would Put 150,000 Feds on Notice and Eliminate Automatic Pay Raises

The five agencies (and many more subagencies) the GOP candidate wants to cut.

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