American Federation of Government Employees asks the high court to hear challenge to the Pentagon's proposed labor relations system.
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A guide to the past two years of Retirement Planning columns.
International investments outperform other funds for the year.
Employees under the Pentagon's new personnel system will receive a 60-40 split between base pay and performance-related increases in 2008.
Order specifies that 2.5 percent of the increase should come through base pay, and 1 percent through locality differentials.
Lawmakers re-launch effort to grant same-sex domestic partner benefits to federal employees; also, OPM makes retirement records electronic.
But the ability to link pay raises more closely to job performance and to move employees between jobs comes with a cost.
Get-togethers could be sign that relationship between management, union, is improving.
Measure includes 3.5 percent pay increase for white-collar federal employees, enhanced benefits.
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