Government Executive - Pay & Benefits latest on federal employee compensation issuesen-usWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:14:37 -0400Military Families Are More Worried Than Ever About the Effects of Budget Cuts within Defense and sequestration’s long-term impact are creating anxiety over job security, survey finds.Kellie LunneyWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:14:37 -0400 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchStraight 8 Photography/Shutterstock.comMilitary Bonuses Affected Despite Sequestration’s Hiatus hopes to save money by changing compensation structure associated with Marine Corps' special duty assignment pay.Kellie LunneyWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:02:01 -0400 & BenefitsPay rate changes affect drill instructors, among others. Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken/U.S. Marine CorpsCOLA Boost is Hovering Around 1.8 Percent Now exact cost-of-living adjustment for 2015 won’t be known until October when all the numbers are in.Kellie LunneyTue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:49 -0400 & BenefitsByjeng / Shutterstock.comIs This the Right Time for the White House to Promote Working from Home? of feds abusing telework at Patent and Trademark Office put honest employees and managers in a tough spot.Kellie LunneyMon, 25 Aug 2014 13:46:58 -0400 & Benefitskitzcorner / Shutterstock.comAre You Contributing Too Little to Your TSP? growing number of participants are not putting in enough to get the maximum match from their agency.Eric KatzThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:06 -0400 & Benefitsromrf / Shutterstock.comA Phased Retirement Q to common questions about the new benefit.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:20:03 -0400 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningMaridav/Shutterstock.comHow Veterans’ Preference Laws Are Dragging Down Federal Hiring‘Unwieldy’ and ‘convoluted’ laws are confusing vets and feds alike, report finds.Eric KatzWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:55:21 -0400 & BenefitsRetired Army 1st Sgt. William Staude, of Elliott, Pa., salutes the colors being carried by soldiers from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.U.S. ArmyThree Charts Showing How White Males Hold the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs average male fed is a full grade level above the typical woman.Eric KatzWed, 20 Aug 2014 16:12:41 -0400 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watchjorgen mcleman/Shutterstock.comHow Federal Agencies Can Solve Skyrocketing Workers' Comp Costs Postal Service inspector general has recommended a slew of changes to 100-year-old law, including benefits cuts.Eric KatzTue, 19 Aug 2014 17:22:03 -0400 & BenefitsAP Photo/Elaine ThompsonFederal Agencies Are Falling Behind on Hiring Women and Disabled Employees's racial diversity has remained virtually unchanged.Eric KatzTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:07:18 -0400 & BenefitsArtishok/Shutterstock.comTravel Per Diems Aren’t Changing in Fiscal 2015 rates for government travelers will remain at $83 for lodging, and between $46 and $71 for meals and other expenses.Kellie LunneyFri, 15 Aug 2014 12:12:36 -0400 & BenefitsFlickr user Jason KufferHere’s Some Good News About Your Retirement Benefit’s safe for the next 80 years, says the Congressional Research Service.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 14 Aug 2014 16:22:30 -0400 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.com5 Things Agencies Must Do To Implement Phased Retirement ball is now in their court to fully define how the program will work.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 14 Aug 2014 15:05:05 -0400 & BenefitsPressmaster/Shutterstock.comHow to Win a Furlough Appeal of thousands of employees challenged their loss of work (and income) during sequestration; a few were successful.Eric KatzThu, 14 Aug 2014 13:30:04 -0400 & BenefitsSebastian Duda/Shutterstock.comCivilians in Iraq To Get Higher Premium Pay guidance from OPM extends the pay cap waiver for a longer period.Kellie LunneyWed, 13 Aug 2014 16:34:34 -0400 & Benefitsrineca/Shutterstock.comHow Phased Retirement Affects Your TSP of the same rules will still apply for those who partially retire and continue to work part-time.Kellie LunneyWed, 13 Aug 2014 16:09:39 -0400 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watchleungchopan/Shutterstock.comNot Everyone Is Eligible for Phased Retirement enforcement officers and air traffic controllers are among those feds who can’t take advantage of the government’s new HR tool.Kellie LunneyTue, 12 Aug 2014 13:21:37 -0400 & Benefitsbahri altay/Shutterstock.com5 Myths About Federal Retirement news! You don’t have to be a millionaire to retire comfortably.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:00:14 -0400 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comPhased Retirement is Finally Here can submit their applications to work part-time and receive half of their annuity beginning Nov. 6.Kellie LunneyThu, 07 Aug 2014 13:02:52 -0400 & BenefitsPart work, part retirement: Feds could spend more time at the beach. Or even working at the beach.Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.comCan You Accept That Gift? Take Our Quiz questions to test your knowledge of when you can and cannot accept presents.Eric KatzWed, 06 Aug 2014 16:47:29 -0400 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchNREY / Shutterstock.comGifts Quiz: The Answers KatzWed, 06 Aug 2014 16:41:38 -0400 & BenefitsDefense Could Save Millions in Health Care Costs If Congress Would Let It outdated—and expensive—Defense health care program duplicates benefits offered elsewhere, but Congress has to change the law to get rid of it.Kellie LunneyWed, 06 Aug 2014 14:42:26 -0400 & Benefitscesc_assawin / Shutterstock.comRetirement Claims Backlog Inches Back Up gets more applications than it expected in July.Kellie LunneyTue, 05 Aug 2014 16:30:23 -0400 & BenefitsSTILLFX / Shutterstock.comFeds Who Worked During Shutdown Could Still Receive Bonus Pay ruling in shutdown lawsuit is mostly favorable for those forced to work.Eric KatzTue, 05 Aug 2014 16:05:26 -0400 & BenefitsPhilip Bird LRPS CPAGB / Shutterstock.comRetirement Savings Funds Hit a Slump in July but one of the TSP’s offerings ended the month in the red.Amelia GruberFri, 01 Aug 2014 13:53:00 -0400 & BenefitsJMiks /