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Senator renews push to reduce burden of pension offset

Proposal to cut penalty applied to some retirees’ Social Security benefits comes with price tag of $8.2 billion over 10 years.

House panel approves 3.5 percent military pay raise

Federal labor unions hope to secure an equivalent hike for civilian employees.

Estimating Your Benefits

If you’re thinking about retiring, it’s a good idea to at least get a ballpark figure on the benefits you’ll be receiving.

GAO settles pay dispute with 12 of 308 senior analysts

Counsel finds data and calculations used to conduct the employees' performance evaluations were flawed.

Agencies report rise in student loan repayments

Budget limitations and tax liabilities remain obstacles to offering the benefit.

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.