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Relocation reality

Federal relocation benefits look good on paper, but many employees say they never get them.

Cafeteria benefit plans draw fire at hearing

A House subcommittee chairman pushed the idea of cafeteria-style benefit plans for federal employees at a hearing Tuesday, but labor leaders said the idea would simply shift costs from the government to workers.

SEC launches new pay system against union wishes

Employees and managers at the Securities and Exchange Commission will get pay raises of as much as 11 percent this week under a new pay system, but the SEC employees’ union isn’t happy about the new system.

New TSP system set for September

The $102 billion Thrift Savings Plan will have a new computer system in September that will update the value of federal workers’ and military personnel’s 401k-style retirement accounts every day, the TSP board announced Friday.

The small stuff

The latest little turns of the federal pay and benefits world.

Central e-learning site for federal workers takes shape

A Transportation Department Web site will be transformed into a one-stop e-learning portal for workers throughout the federal government, an Office of Personnel Management official said.

Law enforcement officers seek higher pay

Federal law enforcement officers would get higher overtime pay under a bill that will be introduced in the House Thursday.

Debt crisis forces Treasury to tap employee retirement funds again

For the second time this year, the Treasury Department will suspend daily investments of billions of dollars of federal employees’ retirement funds to avoid breaking the federal debt ceiling, Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill said Tuesday.