Federal employee advocates question legality, say process in place to ensure fairness.
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Partial retirement became legal two years ago, but feds are still awaiting final guidance.
Fewer feds are sending in claims and OPM is processing them more quickly.
The backlog fell 15 percent in June.
Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.
Better oversight of employees’ use of the cards can reduce bad publicity, report says.
President Obama wants the government to be a model for the American workforce, but paid parental leave for civilian employees is no closer to reality.
Watchdog critiques agency for bookkeeping weaknesses.
Budget office lays out projected savings for an array of potential cuts to military compensation.
Defense spent $0.99 per unit in 2011, compared to $0.82 for Medicare Part D and $0.62 for Medicaid.