Pay & Benefits

DoJ Will Notify Nearly 1 Million Feds of Eligibility to Join Shutdown Lawsuit

Plaintiffs are seeking bonus compensation for working without pay during 2013 shutdown.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Hits 18-Month High

OPM is processing former retirement paperwork more slowly in 2015.

Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets Advances

Senate committee passes legislation that gives wounded warriors hired as feds access to their full year’s sick leave immediately.

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Retirement Planning

What Happens When You Say 'I Do'

There’s a lot to think about, especially if your betrothed is also a fed.

Jamesa Euler delivers mail in Atlanta in 2013.

Why Are We Still Calling Postal Workers 'Mailmen'?

It's an outdated way to refer to letter carriers, of whom more than a third are women.

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The Next Looming Deadline Federal Employees Should Know About

The government will hit the debt ceiling on March 15 unless Congress acts, and likely tap into federal retirement coffers to avoid a default.

Long-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirement

Colleen Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.

VA chief Bob McDonald would need to publish regulations describing the bonus rescission process so that employees know their rights.

House Passes Bill Allowing VA Secretary to Claw Back Bonuses

Legislation allows employees to ask for a third-party review of secretary’s decision.

Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Cuts to Some Travel Allowances

Bill would repeal Pentagon policy that reduced per diem rates for military and civilian employees on long-term travel.

The S Fund Led TSP's February Gains

All but one fund posted positive returns last month.

Ted Cruz Wants to Reform Federal Hiring

Lawmaker better known as the architect of the 2013 shutdown looks to add a hiring preference.

New dates made backlog appear less severe.

VA Watchdog Finds Data Manipulation of Disability Claims at Arkansas Facility

Employees -- complying with headquarters guidance -- changed the dates in dozens of cases so that older claims appeared newer.

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