Provision’s sponsors say they were responding to a February court ruling enjoining the system.
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Measure contains 2.2 percent military pay raise, less than the 2.7 percent slated for civilian federal employees in a separate bill.
Agency moves to stop using Social Security numbers for access to accounts.
It pays to know the rules about continuing your federal health insurance coverage into retirement.
Some federal employees have taken it upon themselves to jump-start inventive new benefits.
Bill specifically includes Defense, Homeland Security employees in the increase.
Legislation introduced by Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, requires beefed-up performance reviews, but stops short of fully linking raises to ratings.
Legislation would give 8 million federal workers access to free health records.
Move comes after Blue Cross Blue Shield lodges protest; OPM says new benefits still will be ready in time for scheduled debut in November.
OPM signals that federal shared service providers will compete with the private sector, but details have yet to be released.