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Move Around

One of the upsides of working for the federal government is that you can jump to a new agency and keep your benefits.

OPM proposes new rules on higher pay for hard-to-fill jobs

Regulations seek to boost agency use of "underutilized" pay flexibility.

Bill would keep Defense labs out of new personnel system

Pay-for-performance demonstration projects are working, so there’s no need to move employees to the National Security Personnel System, sponsor says.

Lawmakers seek to extend combat-zone tax break to feds

Civilian federal employees are eligible for hardship pay up to a ceiling, but do not get the tax benefits offered to military personnel and contractors.

Honey Pot

The Thrift Savings Plan has grown into a $200 billion-plus retirement behemoth, but its nearly 4 million participants might be surprised to learn how their money is managed.

House panel probes latest DHS personnel overhaul

Lawmakers question whether Human Capital Operational Plan will address morale problems.

Paybanding Evolution

New regulations give IRS supervisors more and more flexibility to set pay, as long as it’s not according to the General Schedule.

Lawsuit seeks Sunday pay differential for part-timers

Regulation limiting bonus pay to full-time workers violates Congress' intent, labor union argues.

No time off for travel on holidays, OPM says

Agency issues final regulations clarifying rules on compensatory time for travel.

TSP to assess capacity to handle stock market plunges

After a major market dip in late February, officials want to ensure they are prepared to handle a flood of transactions.