Government Executive - Pay & Benefitshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/The latest on federal employee compensation issuesen-usFri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:42 -0500Bill Targets Federal Employees' Bonuses – Yet Againhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/bill-targets-federal-employees-bonuses-yet-again/104208/Senator wants to stop rewards for those who damage the integrity of the federal government.Eric KatzFri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/bill-targets-federal-employees-bonuses-yet-again/104208/Pay & BenefitsGarsya / Shutterstock.comIs FERS Better? Readers Weigh Inhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/fers-better-readers-weigh/104025/Reaction to last week’s column on how the two federal retirement systems stack up.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/fers-better-readers-weigh/104025/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comTSP 1099s Are In the Mail, Vets Sick Leave Bill Advances, Abortion Restrictions and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/tsp-1099s-are-mail-vets-sick-leave-bill-advances-abortion-restrictions-and-more/104004/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:54:23 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/tsp-1099s-are-mail-vets-sick-leave-bill-advances-abortion-restrictions-and-more/104004/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watchpatpitchaya/Shutterstock.comLatest VA Bill Limits Number of Senior Execs Eligible for Bonuseshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/latest-va-bill-limits-number-senior-execs-eligible-bonuses/103854/Legislation also directs secretary to reassign top career officials every five years.Kellie LunneyTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:32:18 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/latest-va-bill-limits-number-senior-execs-eligible-bonuses/103854/Pay & BenefitsRep. Jeff Miller-R-Fla., introduced the measure. Flickr user Speaker John BoehnerLack of Paid Parental Leave for Feds Is 'Shameful' and a 'Disgrace,' House Dems Sayhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/lack-paid-parental-leave-feds-shameful-and-disgrace-house-dems-say/103767/Providing paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.Eric KatzMon, 26 Jan 2015 17:43:50 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/lack-paid-parental-leave-feds-shameful-and-disgrace-house-dems-say/103767/Pay & BenefitsRep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sponsoring the bill. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP file photoUnlocking the Secrets of FERShttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/unlocking-secrets-fers/103548/For some people, it’s a better retirement system. Really.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 22 Jan 2015 16:56:23 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/unlocking-secrets-fers/103548/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningPaid Family Leave, Double Incentive Pay for a Stressful Job and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/paid-family-leave-double-incentive-pay-stressful-job-and-more/103452/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:03:37 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/paid-family-leave-double-incentive-pay-stressful-job-and-more/103452/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchR.Iegosyn / Shutterstock.comSanders: Obama Won't Put Social Security Cuts in Budgethttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/sanders-obama-wont-put-social-security-cuts-budget/103146/Budget ranking member says the White House won't include a controversial proposal to tie benefits to inflation.Fawn Johnson, National JournalFri, 16 Jan 2015 16:12:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/sanders-obama-wont-put-social-security-cuts-budget/103146/Pay & BenefitsSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., discusses Republican efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare during a news conference Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/APWhat Really Happens When You Change Health Planshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/what-really-happens-when-you-change-health-plans/103056/The story of four retirees who decided to make the leap.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 15 Jan 2015 16:57:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/what-really-happens-when-you-change-health-plans/103056/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningkurhan/Shutterstock.comObama Proposes Paid Family Leave for Fedshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/obama-proposes-paid-leave-feds/102990/President directs agencies to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid sick leave to care for new children and ill family members.Kellie LunneyThu, 15 Jan 2015 13:27:18 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/obama-proposes-paid-leave-feds/102990/Pay & BenefitsVivid Pixels / Shutterstock.comHelp for Vets, TRICARE Update, Pay Raise Prospects and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/help-vets-tricare-update-pay-raise-prospects-and-more/102936/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 14 Jan 2015 17:39:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/help-vets-tricare-update-pay-raise-prospects-and-more/102936/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchChris Singshinsuk/Shutterstock.comVA Bonuses Targeted Againhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/va-bonuses-targeted-again/102768/New legislation would give secretary authority to rescind employee performance awards.Kellie LunneyTue, 13 Jan 2015 14:14:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/va-bonuses-targeted-again/102768/Pay & BenefitsHouse Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., has worked to give the VA secretary more authority to fire and discipline executives.Office of John Boehner file photoBills Would Give Feds a 3.8 Percent Pay Raisehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/bills-would-give-feds-38-percent-pay-raise/102762/Democrats in both House and Senate introduced bills they say would help recruit and retain top talent.Eric KatzTue, 13 Jan 2015 13:03:07 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/bills-would-give-feds-38-percent-pay-raise/102762/Pay & BenefitsRep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., says higher pay is needed to recruit and retain skilled federal workers.Office Gerry Connolly file photoFederal Retiree Sues Virginia for Tax Discriminationhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/federal-retiree-sues-virginia-tax-discrimination/102657/Former NASA employee claims commonwealth unfairly taxes pensions under the Civil Service Retirement System.Kellie LunneyMon, 12 Jan 2015 15:23:10 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/federal-retiree-sues-virginia-tax-discrimination/102657/Pay & BenefitsCommonwealth of Virginia flag.Niyazz/Shutterstock.comSenior Exec Bonuses: Top Five Most Generous Agencies http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/senior-exec-bonuses-top-five-most-generous-agencies/102579/Some of these agencies gave out more in individual SES performance award money on average in fiscal 2012.Kellie LunneyFri, 09 Jan 2015 14:42:34 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/senior-exec-bonuses-top-five-most-generous-agencies/102579/Pay & BenefitsMaryna Pleshkun/Shutterstock.comFewer Senior Execs Got Bonuses in Fiscal 2013http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/fewer-senior-execs-got-bonuses-fiscal-2013/102507/The amount of money top performers received on average also fell slightly between fiscal years 2012 and 2013, according to latest data.Kellie LunneyThu, 08 Jan 2015 16:51:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/fewer-senior-execs-got-bonuses-fiscal-2013/102507/Pay & Benefitselisekurenbina/Shutterstock.comThe Index: 2015 Editionhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/index-2015-edition/102489/Your annual guide to key topics in federal retirement.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 08 Jan 2015 14:53:01 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2015/01/index-2015-edition/102489/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comHouse Passes Bill To Increase Jobs for Vetshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/house-passes-bill-increase-jobs-vets/102486/Legislation also would help small businesses by allowing them not to count vets with government health care toward employer mandate.Kellie LunneyThu, 08 Jan 2015 14:22:50 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/house-passes-bill-increase-jobs-vets/102486/Pay & Benefits“There are many people who already receive insurance because of their service to our country,” says Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.Office of Rep. Tulsi GabbardMileage Reimbursement Hike, Retirement Savings Resolutions and Morehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/mileage-reimbursement-hike-retirement-savings-resolutions-and-more/102429/A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 07 Jan 2015 16:20:21 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2015/01/mileage-reimbursement-hike-retirement-savings-resolutions-and-more/102429/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchRichard Semik/Shutterstock.comOPM Seeks Health Plan Auto-Enrollment for Certain Fedshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/opm-seeks-health-plan-auto-enrollment-certain-feds/102405/The proposed rule would prevent a gap in coverage for employees enrolled in plans dropped from FEHBP.Kellie LunneyWed, 07 Jan 2015 14:19:42 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/opm-seeks-health-plan-auto-enrollment-certain-feds/102405/Pay & Benefitskurhan / Shutterstock.comOutgoing Postal Chief's Advice: End Pensions, Overhaul Feds' Health Carehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/outgoing-postal-chiefs-advice-end-pensions-overhaul-feds-health-care/102327/Postmaster general says USPS should serve as "laboratory of change" for federal government.Eric KatzTue, 06 Jan 2015 15:43:08 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/outgoing-postal-chiefs-advice-end-pensions-overhaul-feds-health-care/102327/Pay & BenefitsPostmaster General Patrick Donahoe Carolyn Kaster/AP file photoRetirement Claims Backlog is Down Now, But It’s About to Spikehttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/retirement-claims-backlog-down-now-its-about-spike/102315/OPM expects its inventory to grow by nearly 10,000 applications after January influx.Kellie LunneyTue, 06 Jan 2015 13:21:57 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/retirement-claims-backlog-down-now-its-about-spike/102315/Pay & Benefitsbikeriderlondon / Shutterstock.comNew Health Care Premiums for Certain Retired Reservists Take Effecthttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/new-health-care-premiums-certain-retired-reservists-take-effect/102198/Under TRICARE Retired Reserve, enrollees pay full cost of monthly premiums, which now range from $391 to $961.Kellie LunneyMon, 05 Jan 2015 14:53:12 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/new-health-care-premiums-certain-retired-reservists-take-effect/102198/Pay & BenefitsChristian Delbert/Shutterstock.comTSP Falls in December, With Most Funds in the Red http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/tsp-falls-december-most-funds-red/102138/The returns were a sharp contrast with November's gains.Kellie LunneyFri, 02 Jan 2015 13:28:06 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2015/01/tsp-falls-december-most-funds-red/102138/Pay & Benefitsbaranq/Shutterstock.comOPM Seeks Fiscal 2015 Presidential Rank Award Nominationshttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/12/opm-seeks-fiscal-2015-presidential-rank-award-nominations/102069/Senior executive winners receive a bonus between 20 percent and 35 percent of their salary.Kellie LunneyWed, 31 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/12/opm-seeks-fiscal-2015-presidential-rank-award-nominations/102069/Pay & BenefitsOrhan Cam/Shutterstock.com