Pay & Benefits

Agencies Spent $80M in 2014 Forcing Employees Not to Work

Lawmaker vows to reform administrative leave by forcing agencies to suspend or fire more workers.

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Bill Would Allow VA To Recoup Relocation Benefits

Under the legislation, the secretary could demand repayment from any employee for moving expenses paid by government.

Feds Petition President for Paid Holiday on Christmas Eve

When Christmas last fell on a Friday in 2009, Obama gave employees a half day off on Dec. 24.


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TSP Funds Mostly Positive in November

The funds invested in international stocks and fixed income bonds were the only offerings in the red.

Bay Area, D.C. Feds to Receive the Largest Pay Raises Next Year

Obama issues 2016 locality pay rate increases, the first such raises in five years.

Obama cautioned in a speech last December that pay raises would not likely be part of his changes to the SES.

Expect More Rotations But No Major Pay Reforms in Obama’s SES Executive Order

Federal managers group has major issues with draft reform proposals.

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Recoup Some Savings During Open Season

You may even be able to offset your spending on holiday shopping.

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.

VA executives Diana Rubens, left, and Kimberly Graves, right, flank Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits Danny Pummill at a Veterans Affairs Committee hearing Nov. 2.

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.

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.

Retirement Planning

What You Need to Know about Health and Life Insurance

Planning ahead is critical if you want to avoid unpleasant (and potentially life-altering) surprises.

The Top 5 Most and Least Generous Agencies for Senior Executive Bonuses

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

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