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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.

Bill would make long-term care premiums tax-deductible

Federal employees and other Americans should be able to deduct the cost of long-term care insurance premiums from their tax bills, lawmakers and retirees said at a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday.

Whither the WIGI?

Are the days numbered for the within-grade increase?

Panel investigates fraud in injured workers program

A House hearing on Thursday aimed at investigating injured government workers’ complaints about poor customer service from the federal workers’ compensation program instead focused on ways to prevent civil servants from defrauding the $2 billion-a-year program.

OPM chief: Talk about the pay system, not salaries

Office of Personnel Management Director Kay Coles James doesn’t want to talk about whether federal employees should be paid more. She wants to talk about the system under which federal employees get paid.