Pay & Benefits

White House Budget Plan Praises the TSP, Then Cuts It

Plan to change G Fund returns would make fresh retirees invested in the L Income Fund run out of savings eight years earlier.

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Why Trump’s Performance Pay Fund Won’t Happen in 2019

Proposed $1 billion interagency award pool would only be big enough to give feds currently meeting or exceeding performance standards an average boost of $481 next year.

Read more February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Senate Panel to Vote on OPM Nominations After Long Wait

Hearing ends years of stalling over Obamacare rule process.

Read more February 13, 2018 Leave a comment

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Retiring Sooner Than You Expected

Sometimes you can take advantage of exceptions to the standard rules. But that’s where things can get complicated.

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Postal worker Rex Harrison unloads his vehicle at the post office at Soda Springs, Calif., in 2016.

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $80B Savings Package

Proposal includes a rate hike and cutting delivery frequency.

Trump Calls for 'Reskilling' Federal Workforce, Firing ‘Overhaul’ and Reducing Union Influence

Budget is light on specifics but supports broad civil service reforms.

Federal workers put out copies of the Trump administration's FY2019 budget proposal.

Trump Formalizes 2019 Pay Freeze Proposal, Revives Benefits Cuts

The freeze is coupled with a $1 billion interagency fund to reward high performers as a first step in moving the civil service toward pay for performance.

Trump’s Budget Will Push Performance-Based Pay for Feds

Monday’s release to recommend transfer of $10 billion over a decade away from the “tenure-based” civil service system and to bonuses for valuable workers.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a spending deal earlier this week.

Budget Deal Includes No Changes to Federal Employee Compensation

Pay and benefits are not among the offsets to spending increases, quelling federal employee group fears for now.

Retirement Planning

Divorce and Your Benefits

When it comes to splitting up, it’s important to pay attention to the details.

NTEU President Tony Reardon said Congress must stop using federal employees as a punching bag.

Federal Employee Union Preps for Year of Benefits Battles

NTEU members lobby lawmakers amid shutdown threat and ahead of budget launch.

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