Employees have about a month to opt into health insurance and flexible spending plans.
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Enrollees in high-deductible health plans can set aside tax-free dollars for dental and vision care.
GAO rules that OPM’s choice of a firm to enhance USAJOBS was reasonable, despite higher cost of its proposal.
Labor leaders say rules illegally restrict collective bargaining rights.
Republican senator says he is still working to freeze the 3.1 percent proposed hike for next year.
When it’s time to implement pay-for-performance, managers might want extra protection.
Labor groups express concern that plan would grant OPM too much power.
All employees except law enforcement officers and military personnel would be affected.
Technical glitches are continuing to leave some feds stuck in the wrong retirement system.
Despite negative reaction, Defense officials say employees will ultimately embrace the system.