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President Obama spoke to reporters at the White House Dec. 19, before heading to Hawaii for Christmas.

Obama Makes it Official: 1 Percent Pay Raise For 2015

President issues order implementing increase for civilian federal employees and uniformed military service members.

IRS chief John Koskinen tells employees that agency leadership will do its best "not to take actions that make your job more difficult or less satisfying."

Possible Furlough Days Coming to IRS Employees

Full-day agency shutdowns could complement hiring freeze and overtime suspension.

Obama Signs TSP Bill Into Law

Smart Savings Act will automatically enroll new feds into a more diverse, age-appropriate fund rather than the safer G Fund.

Beware of Scams

Fraudsters are waiting to separate you from your retirement savings.

Disengaged Employees, Lackluster Pay and More

A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

OPM Changes Snow Day Leave Policy

Feds scheduled to be on vacation or sick leave when Washington-area offices close because of an emergency now won’t get an automatic excused absence.

Retroactive Mass Transit Benefit Boost Heads to Obama’s Desk

Federal employees riding public transportation will now receive same tax break as drivers.

How Feds Could Soon Receive Better Quality Health Care

Under new rule, FEHBP providers would earn bigger profits for providing better care.

The TSP by the Numbers

A snapshot of the $431 billion federal retirement investment plan.

Congress Approves Changing TSP Default Settings to More Lucrative Funds

The switch would only apply to new federal employees who are auto-enrolled in the Thrift Savings Plan.