Government Executive - Pay & Benefits latest on federal employee compensation issuesen-usFri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:42 -0500Bill Targets Federal Employees' Bonuses – Yet Again wants to stop rewards for those who damage the integrity of the federal government.Eric KatzFri, 30 Jan 2015 17:13:42 -0500 & BenefitsGarsya / Shutterstock.comIs FERS Better? Readers Weigh In 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 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningAndy Dean Photography/Shutterstock.comTSP 1099s Are In the Mail, Vets Sick Leave Bill Advances, Abortion Restrictions and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:54:23 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watchpatpitchaya/Shutterstock.comLatest VA Bill Limits Number of Senior Execs Eligible for Bonuses also directs secretary to reassign top career officials every five years.Kellie LunneyTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:32:18 -0500 & 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 Say paid time off is also "good for business," proponents argue.Eric KatzMon, 26 Jan 2015 17:43:50 -0500 & BenefitsRep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., is sponsoring the bill. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP file photoUnlocking the Secrets of FERS some people, it’s a better retirement system. Really.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 22 Jan 2015 16:56:23 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningPaid Family Leave, Double Incentive Pay for a Stressful Job and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 21 Jan 2015 17:03:37 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchR.Iegosyn / Shutterstock.comSanders: Obama Won't Put Social Security Cuts in 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 -0500 & 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 Plans story of four retirees who decided to make the leap.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 15 Jan 2015 16:57:42 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement Planningkurhan/Shutterstock.comObama Proposes Paid Family Leave for Feds 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 -0500 & BenefitsVivid Pixels / Shutterstock.comHelp for Vets, TRICARE Update, Pay Raise Prospects and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 14 Jan 2015 17:39:12 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchChris Singshinsuk/Shutterstock.comVA Bonuses Targeted Again legislation would give secretary authority to rescind employee performance awards.Kellie LunneyTue, 13 Jan 2015 14:14:34 -0500 & 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 Raise in both House and Senate introduced bills they say would help recruit and retain top talent.Eric KatzTue, 13 Jan 2015 13:03:07 -0500 & 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 Discrimination NASA employee claims commonwealth unfairly taxes pensions under the Civil Service Retirement System.Kellie LunneyMon, 12 Jan 2015 15:23:10 -0500 & BenefitsCommonwealth of Virginia flag.Niyazz/Shutterstock.comSenior Exec Bonuses: Top Five Most Generous Agencies 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 -0500 & BenefitsMaryna Pleshkun/Shutterstock.comFewer Senior Execs Got Bonuses in Fiscal 2013 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 -0500 & Benefitselisekurenbina/Shutterstock.comThe Index: 2015 Edition annual guide to key topics in federal retirement.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 08 Jan 2015 14:53:01 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comHouse Passes Bill To Increase Jobs for Vets 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 -0500 & 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 More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 07 Jan 2015 16:20:21 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchRichard Semik/Shutterstock.comOPM Seeks Health Plan Auto-Enrollment for Certain Feds proposed rule would prevent a gap in coverage for employees enrolled in plans dropped from FEHBP.Kellie LunneyWed, 07 Jan 2015 14:19:42 -0500 & Benefitskurhan / Shutterstock.comOutgoing Postal Chief's Advice: End Pensions, Overhaul Feds' Health Care general says USPS should serve as "laboratory of change" for federal government.Eric KatzTue, 06 Jan 2015 15:43:08 -0500 & BenefitsPostmaster General Patrick Donahoe Carolyn Kaster/AP file photoRetirement Claims Backlog is Down Now, But It’s About to Spike expects its inventory to grow by nearly 10,000 applications after January influx.Kellie LunneyTue, 06 Jan 2015 13:21:57 -0500 & Benefitsbikeriderlondon / Shutterstock.comNew Health Care Premiums for Certain Retired Reservists Take Effect 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 -0500 & BenefitsChristian Delbert/Shutterstock.comTSP Falls in December, With Most Funds in the Red returns were a sharp contrast with November's gains.Kellie LunneyFri, 02 Jan 2015 13:28:06 -0500 & Benefitsbaranq/Shutterstock.comOPM Seeks Fiscal 2015 Presidential Rank Award Nominations executive winners receive a bonus between 20 percent and 35 percent of their salary.Kellie LunneyWed, 31 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0500 & BenefitsOrhan Cam/