Government Executive - Pay & Benefits latest on federal employee compensation issuesen-usWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500Long-Serving NTEU President Announces Retirement Kelley to end 16-year tenure in August.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:37 -0500 & BenefitsNTEULawmakers Seek to Reverse Cuts to Some Travel Allowances 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 -0500 & Benefitsimtmphoto/Shutterstock.comThe S Fund Led TSP's February Gains but one fund posted positive returns last month.Kellie LunneyMon, 02 Mar 2015 12:07:56 -0500 & Benefitsleungchopan/Shutterstock.comLawmakers Call for Shutdown Solidarity, Offer to Refuse Pay If DHS Closes introduce bill to withhold congressional pay if Homeland Security shuts down.Eric KatzThu, 26 Feb 2015 15:47:38 -0500 & BenefitsRep. Brad Ashford, D-Neb.. introduced the "No Homeland Security, No Pay Act.".Nati Harnik/APThree (or More) Helpings of the TSP, 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 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comSenator Demands Disclosure of Inspectors General Salaries Claire McCaskill warns some are making twice as much as others.Charles S. ClarkWed, 25 Feb 2015 17:06:33 -0500 & BenefitsFlickr user Senate DemocratsShutdown Pay and Leave, Telework Savings, Rx Tracking and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 25 Feb 2015 16:34:25 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchAndrey_Popov/Shutterstock.comMore Than 300,000 Non-Defense Feds Made Six Figures in 2014 surpassing that threshold were spread across government.Eric KatzWed, 25 Feb 2015 13:48:05 -0500 & BenefitsFaberr Ink / Shutterstock.comAre There Too Many 'Outstanding' Senior Executives? worries that agencies aren't making meaningful distinctions in performance ratings and bonuses.Kellie LunneyTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:54:52 -0500 & BenefitsValentinavvd / Shutterstock.com17,000 Federal Employees Earned More Than $200K Last Year which agencies employ the federal workforce’s highest earners.Eric KatzMon, 23 Feb 2015 17:20:04 -0500 & BenefitsLyudmyla Kharlamova / Shutterstock.comTSP Participants Get Busy Signal on Help Line, high call volumes cause technical difficulties.Kellie LunneyMon, 23 Feb 2015 15:07:33 -0500 & Benefitsfilitova / Shutterstock.comThe End of Public-Employee Unions? 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 -0500 & BenefitsProtestors rally in San Francisco in support of the California Teachers Association in 2011.California Teachers AssociationMany Service Members' Feb. 27 Paychecks Will Be Smaller processing error at the Defense payroll agency affected retirement deductions related to Roth accounts.Kellie LunneyFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:03:56 -0500 & BenefitsAndrey Burmakin / Shutterstock.comYou’ve Invested for Retirement. Now 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 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement Planningjcjgphotography/Shutterstock.comTransit Benefits, Cutting Contractor Pay, Collective Bargaining and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.Eric KatzWed, 18 Feb 2015 16:52:12 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits Watch2265524729 / Shutterstock.comWho’s Paying for Your Health Insurance?, TRICARE and government subsidies.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 12 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningmayamayaMilitary Compensation Reform Reminds Lawmaker of Calculus – And That’s Not a Good Thing 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 -0500 & BenefitsR2D2 / Shutterstock.comAggressive Lobbying on Pay Issues, Veterans Suicide Prevention and More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 11 Feb 2015 16:53:40 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchArchitect of the CapitolWhat Would a Proposal to Auto-Enroll Troops Mean for the TSP? 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 -0500 & BenefitsAfrica Studio / Shutterstock.comNeither CSRS nor FERS 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 -0500 & Benefits - Retirement PlanningJerry Sliwowski/Shutterstock.comRetirement Claims Backlog Nearly Doubles in January usually spike at the beginning of the year.Amelia GruberThu, 05 Feb 2015 16:33:03 -0500 & BenefitsPicsfive / Shutterstock.comLawmakers Push to Repeal Feds' Pension Contribution Hikes introduce a bill that would reverse two recent increases.Eric KatzThu, 05 Feb 2015 14:32:42 -0500 & 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 More weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.GovExec StaffWed, 04 Feb 2015 16:29:42 -0500 & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchNomad_Soul / Shutterstock.comFive Charts That Show the Pentagon's Shrinking Civilian Workforce percentage of Uncle Sam's civilians employed at the Defense Department is decreasing.Ross GianfortuneTue, 03 Feb 2015 17:24:16 -0500 & BenefitsDefense Department file photoSenior Executive Service Is Meant to Be Mobile, Lawmaker Says defends bill to reassign top career VA employees to new posts every five years.Kellie LunneyTue, 03 Feb 2015 15:55:54 -0500 & 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