Pay & Benefits

OPM Reminds Same-Sex Surviving Spouses They Are Eligible for Benefits

Those married before a 2013 Supreme Court ruling have until June 26, 2015, to apply for pension and death benefits.

Read moreSeptember 25, 2014Leave a comment Kris Tripplaar

Retirement Readiness: Where Do You Stand?

Be sure to ask your questions on Twitter by using #Retirement101.

Read moreSeptember 29, 2014Leave a comment

QUIZ: Do You Know How to Be an Ethical Political Appointee?

Seventeen questions to test your knowledge of updated ethics rules.

Read moreSeptember 23, 2014Leave a comment
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5 Things You Can Change After You Retire

In the federal retirement world, “permanent” doesn’t always mean permanent.

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Agencies Are Paying More to Avoid Costly Discrimination Adjudication

An analysis shows the amount of money doled out to settle employees’ informal and formal EEO complaints has increased.

Federal Retirees Will Learn Their 2015 COLA Soon

The final figure, which will be released in late October, is estimated to be between 1.6 percent and 1.8 percent.

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Is the Tide Turning Against Federal Telework?

It’s time and attendance versus getting work done.

Postal Service to Add Thousands of Union Jobs in 2014

Bargaining unit employees will fill reduced-hour post offices in major labor victory.

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Bill Forcing Border Patrol Agents to Work More and Earn Less Clears Senate

Law would save $100 million annually and has agency and union endorsement.

All Women Enrolled in TRICARE Would Have Access to Free Birth Control Under Bill

Legislation would prohibit a co-pay for contraception and offer family planning services to female beneficiaries.

Congress Staves Off Government Shutdown…for Now

Bill sets up spending fight during lame-duck session.

Retirement Planning

Ready, Set, Go

Be sure you have all your ducks in a row well before your retirement date.

Military Families Are Most Worried About Pay and Benefits

New survey of spouses, service members and vets reveals force reduction and budget cuts are driving anxiety over finances.

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