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More workers would get locality pay under OPM proposal

About 15,000 employees in outlying areas around big cities could win eligibility for additional locality pay.

Pentagon can't justify reserve retirement overhaul, report says

Legislative proposals to revamp the military reserve retirement system might end up costing the government more than it gains in retention, according to GAO.

Pay raise may not kick in until next spring

A 3.5 percent civil service raise is likely to pass, House Democratic leader says, but probably not in time to take effect in January.

Defense fine-tunes new personnel system regulations

Union bargaining will be limited and civilian personnel rules will be more flexible.

Pushing HSAs

Bush administration officials and the Office of Personnel Management are bullish on Health Savings Accounts.

Some TSP services suspended due to Hurricane Ivan

The National Finance Center, which handles administrative duties for the Thrift Savings Plan, narrowly avoided a hit from a hurricane this week.

Officials weigh mandatory retirement age for public safety officials

A Senate lawmaker questions whether compulsory retirement ages still make sense.

Private sector steps in to help agencies with hiring

Agency officials hope the hiring makeovers will yield significant benefits by the end of 2005.

Federal health insurance premiums to rise by 7.9 percent

The OPM announcement marks the first time in four years that the annual increase has not been more than 10 percent.

Unions, Pentagon agree to continue talking about personnel overhaul

Both sides upbeat after a day of discussions about the pending National Security Personnel System.