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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.

Should Federal Personnel Reform Start With IT?

Or do past project failures still have you reeling against any personnel reform?

Retirement Claims Backlog Could Be Eliminated by Year’s End

The backlog is just under 15,000 claims – the lowest it’s been since December.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.

House Votes to Ban Bonuses for All VA Employees Through 2016

Bill would expand veterans’ access to care outside VA facilities.

Marines participate in a training competition in Australia last week.

House Panel Clears 1.8 Percent Pay Raise for Troops

Increase is higher than Senate and White House-backed plans.

Managers are “very anxious to get this data as soon as possible,” said Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta.

Agencies Will Start Hearing What Their Employees Really Think This Summer

OPM says it will begin sending feedback from the annual employee job satisfaction survey to agencies in August.