Government Executive - Pay & Benefitshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/The latest on federal employee compensation issuesen-usWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500Long-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirementhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/long-serving-nteu-president-announces-retirement/106647/Colleen Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/long-serving-nteu-president-announces-retirement/106647/Pay & BenefitsNTEULawmakers Seek to Reverse Cuts to Some Travel Allowanceshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/lawmakers-seek-reverse-cuts-some-travel-allowances/106434/Bill would repeal Pentagon policy that reduced per diem rates for military and civilian employees on long-term travel.Kellie LunneyMon, 02 Mar 2015 13:01:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/lawmakers-seek-reverse-cuts-some-travel-allowances/106434/Pay & Benefitsimtmphoto/Shutterstock.comThe S Fund Led TSP's February Gains http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/s-fund-led-tsps-february-gains/106422/All but one fund posted positive returns last month.Kellie LunneyMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:56 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/03/s-fund-led-tsps-february-gains/106422/Pay & Benefitsleungchopan/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closeshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-call-shutdown-solidarity-offer-refuse-pay-if-dhs-closes/106224/Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.Eric KatzThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:38 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-call-shutdown-solidarity-offer-refuse-pay-if-dhs-closes/106224/Pay & BenefitsRep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".Nati Harnik/APThree (or More) Helpings of the TSPhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/three-or-more-helpings-tsp/106212/Yes, you can take multiple partial distributions from your investments after you retire. Here’s how.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:24:52 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/three-or-more-helpings-tsp/106212/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comSenator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salarieshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senator-demands-disclosure-inspectors-general-salaries/106125/Sen. Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:06:33 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senator-demands-disclosure-inspectors-general-salaries/106125/Pay & BenefitsFlickr user Senate DemocratsShutdown Pay and Leave, Telework Savings, Rx Tracking and More http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/shutdown-pay-and-leave-telework-savings-rx-tracking-and-more/106107/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:34:25 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/shutdown-pay-and-leave-telework-savings-rx-tracking-and-more/106107/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchAndrey_Popov/Shutterstock.comMore Than 300,000 Non-Defense Feds Made Six Figures in 2014http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/more-one-four-non-defense-feds-made-six-figures-2014/106068/Earners surpassing that threshold were spread across government.Eric KatzWed, 25 Feb 2015 13:48:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/more-one-four-non-defense-feds-made-six-figures-2014/106068/Pay & BenefitsFaberr Ink / Shutterstock.comAre There Too Many 'Outstanding' Senior Executives?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/are-there-too-many-outstanding-senior-executives/105969/Watchdog worries that agencies aren't making meaningful distinctions in performance ratings and bonuses.Kellie LunneyTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:54:52 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/are-there-too-many-outstanding-senior-executives/105969/Pay & BenefitsValentinavvd / Shutterstock.com17,000 Federal Employees Earned More Than $200K Last Yearhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/17000-federal-employees-earned-more-200k-last-year/105903/See which agencies employ the federal workforce’s highest earners.Eric KatzMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:04 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/17000-federal-employees-earned-more-200k-last-year/105903/Pay & BenefitsLyudmyla Kharlamova / Shutterstock.comTSP Participants Get Busy Signal on Help Linehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/tsp-participants-get-busy-signal-help-line/105849/Snowstorm, high call volumes cause technical difficulties.Kellie LunneyMon, 23 Feb 2015 15:07:33 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/tsp-participants-get-busy-signal-help-line/105849/Pay & Benefitsfilitova / Shutterstock.comThe End of Public-Employee Unions?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/end-public-employee-unions/105744/The Supreme Court has been asked to take a case that could deal a crippling blow to the labor movement.Garrett Epps, The AtlanticFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:42:36 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/end-public-employee-unions/105744/Pay & BenefitsProtestors rally in San Francisco in support of the California Teachers Association in 2011.California Teachers AssociationMany Service Members' Feb. 27 Paychecks Will Be Smallerhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/many-service-members-feb-27-paychecks-will-be-smaller/105729/A processing error at the Defense payroll agency affected retirement deductions related to Roth accounts.Kellie LunneyFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:03:56 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/many-service-members-feb-27-paychecks-will-be-smaller/105729/Pay & BenefitsAndrey Burmakin / Shutterstock.comYou’ve Invested for Retirement. Now What?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/youve-invested-retirement-now-what/105636/What to do with the wealth you’ve accumulated in the Thrift Savings Plan.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 19 Feb 2015 14:37:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/youve-invested-retirement-now-what/105636/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comTransit Benefits, Cutting Contractor Pay, Collective Bargaining and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/transit-benefits-cutting-contractor-pay-collective-bargaining-and-more/105561/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.Eric KatzWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:52:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/transit-benefits-cutting-contractor-pay-collective-bargaining-and-more/105561/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watch2265524729 / Shutterstock.comWho’s Paying for Your Health Insurance?http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/whos-paying-your-health-insurance/105216/FEHBP, TRICARE and government subsidies.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 12 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/whos-paying-your-health-insurance/105216/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningmayamayaMilitary Compensation Reform Reminds Lawmaker of Calculus – And That’s Not a Good Thinghttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/military-compensation-reform-reminds-lawmaker-calculus-and-s-not-good-thing/105201/Explaining proposals to overhaul military pay and benefits to lawmakers is just as hard as selling them, panel finds.Kellie LunneyThu, 12 Feb 2015 10:55:28 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/military-compensation-reform-reminds-lawmaker-calculus-and-s-not-good-thing/105201/Pay & BenefitsR2D2 / Shutterstock.comAggressive Lobbying on Pay Issues, Veterans Suicide Prevention and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/aggressive-lobbying-pay-issues-veterans-suicide-prevention-and-more/105138/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 11 Feb 2015 16:53:40 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/aggressive-lobbying-pay-issues-veterans-suicide-prevention-and-more/105138/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchArchitect of the CapitolWhat Would a Proposal to Auto-Enroll Troops Mean for the TSP? http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/what-would-proposal-auto-enroll-troops-mean-tsp/105015/Change would not affect the “investment side” of the retirement plan, but might potentially require more staff or other resources.Kellie LunneyTue, 10 Feb 2015 15:08:50 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/what-would-proposal-auto-enroll-troops-mean-tsp/105015/Pay & BenefitsAfrica Studio / Shutterstock.comNeither CSRS nor FERShttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/neither-csrs-nor-fers/104727/There are lessons for all federal employees from those in an oft-overlooked system.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 05 Feb 2015 16:55:41 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/02/neither-csrs-nor-fers/104727/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comRetirement Claims Backlog Nearly Doubles in Januaryhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/retirement-claims-backlog-nearly-doubles-january/104694/Applications usually spike at the beginning of the year.Amelia GruberThu, 05 Feb 2015 16:33:03 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/retirement-claims-backlog-nearly-doubles-january/104694/Pay & BenefitsPicsfive / Shutterstock.comLawmakers Push to Repeal Feds' Pension Contribution Hikes http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-push-repeal-feds-pension-contribution-hikes/104676/Democrats introduce a bill that would reverse two recent increases.Eric KatzThu, 05 Feb 2015 14:32:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/lawmakers-push-repeal-feds-pension-contribution-hikes/104676/Pay & BenefitsRep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., is leading efforts to roll back the increases. House Committee on Education and the WorkforcePrescription Drug Price Hikes, Pay Raises, Benefits in the 2016 Budget and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/prescription-drug-price-hikes-pay-raises-benefits-2016-budget-and-more/104601/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 04 Feb 2015 16:29:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/02/prescription-drug-price-hikes-pay-raises-benefits-2016-budget-and-more/104601/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchNomad_Soul / Shutterstock.comFive Charts That Show the Pentagon's Shrinking Civilian Workforce http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/five-charts-explain-declining-pentagon-civilian-employee-numbers/104433/The percentage of Uncle Sam's civilians employed at the Defense Department is decreasing.Ross GianfortuneTue, 03 Feb 2015 17:24:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/five-charts-explain-declining-pentagon-civilian-employee-numbers/104433/Pay & BenefitsDefense Department file photoSenior Executive Service Is Meant to Be Mobile, Lawmaker Sayshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senior-executive-service-meant-be-mobile-lawmaker-says/104424/Republican defends bill to reassign top career VA employees to new posts every five years.Kellie LunneyTue, 03 Feb 2015 15:55:54 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/02/senior-executive-service-meant-be-mobile-lawmaker-says/104424/Pay & BenefitsRep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has introduced legislation that would require senior executives at VA to be reassigned every five years.J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press