Fund made up of fixed-income bonds was the only option to lose ground.
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Blueprint sets academy apart from existing programs, addressing recent criticism that a new institution is unnecessary.
A look at the complex rules involving retirement credit for work in nonappropriated fund instrumentalities.
New proposal seeks to gradually replace cost-of-living allowances with locality payments for areas outside the contiguous states.
Midyear adjustments are unusual, but union official says recent gas price increases merit a higher rate.
Agency is hiring private legal counsel, plans to contest petitions of more than a third of employees who filed for an election.
Training and leadership programs can help employees get to the top of the civil service ladder.
Employee organization argues formula hurts lower-level workers, with raises contingent on factors beyond their control.
Service hopes to set an example for the federal government in recruiting and retaining talent.
An amendment to the 2008 Defense authorization bill seeks to give contract workers the same protections as federal employees.