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More Best Dates to Retire: Middle of the Month

Sometimes, the optimal time to move on isn’t one of the traditional days.

"The bill focuses cuts on lower-priority or poor-performing agencies – such as the scandal-plagued and inefficient Internal Revenue Service,” panel chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., said

House Lawmakers Again Target IRS Funding, Adding Pay Restrictions

Appropriations subcommittee would ban bonuses for tax-delinquent feds.

COLA On Track to Be Bigger in 2015

The exact cost-of-living adjustment for next year won’t be revealed until October, but retirees could receive an increase of more than 1.7 percent.

Yes, Defense Furloughs Hurt Morale and Employee Retention

Officials at three sites tell watchdog the mandatory unpaid leave created rifts within the workforce.

Appeals Process for TRICARE Claims is Fair, But Long

Report finds that Defense agreed with independent hearing officer’s decisions in 85 percent of cases over five years.

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

Labor Gets Ready to Raise the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Secretary says the boost slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, will improve government services.

A U.S. contractor looks away from a dust cloud whipped up by a helicopter departing over the gatepost at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Bill Would Give Civilian Employees in Combat Zones Tax Break

Reintroduced legislation aims to create benefit parity between civilians and military personnel working in dangerous places.

Best Dates to Retire 2015

The annual calendar showing optimal days to leave federal service next year to maximize your benefits.