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Postal Service starts discussions on early retirement offers

The agency is required to consult with unions before it can finalize the details of the offers, which it expects to extend to at least 20,000 employees.

Playing Catch Up

The federal government would do well to follow the private sector’s lead on benefits for same-sex partners.

Lawmakers question Thrift Savings Plan investment strategy

Some call for active rather than passive fund management.

Senate appropriators pass 3.9 percent civilian pay hike

Figure is more generous than the raise proposed by Bush, but matches that approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

Democrats: Medicare physician pay cuts could hurt Tricare

Tricare reimbursement rates are linked to those for Medicare, meaning the proposed 10.6 percent cut could affect service to soldiers and veterans.

Senate panel approves 3.9 percent civilian pay raise

Adjustment matches the figure recently approved by the House Appropriations Committee.

Border officers get retirement benefits boost

A legislative provision that took effect over the weekend gives Customs and Border Protection officers law enforcement status.

Legislation extends residency rights to military spouses

The bill amends a law that allows soldiers to keep one state of residency regardless of where military orders send them.

House subpanel approves bill to help soldiers terminate service contracts

Bill gives service members financial protection if deployed for more than 90 days, or transferred to another base.

Researchers downplay generational differences

New studies indicate that older federal employees actually have many of the same core values as their younger colleagues.