Pay & Benefits

Look for Lawmakers to Again Target Feds’ Benefits

Democrat vows fight, calls using federal workers as offsets for other costs ‘unconscionable.’

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We’ll Find Out Oct. 15 If There’s a 2016 COLA

It doesn't look good for federal retirees.

The 10 Agencies Whose Employees Are Most Satisfied With Their Pay

NASA tops the list, with Education, HUD and State also making the cut.


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Retirement Planning

Why Your Retirement Spending Estimates Are Probably Wrong

The experts weigh in on where people miscalculate in their life-after-work plans.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., at right, and federal contract workers, speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill July 22 to push for a raise in the minimum wage.

Feds Earn 78% More Than Private Sector Workers, Study Finds

Cato Institute does not factor federal workers’ demographics or skill levels.

Feds Are Happier At Work, But They’re Still Wary of Leadership

Employees are more engaged in their jobs, but faith in top management has decreased three percent since 2012, according to new viewpoint survey.

The White House is Requesting $700K for Standing Desks

The Executive Office of the President appears to be aware that sitting all day has its downsides.

Retirement Backlog Falls Slightly In September, But Still Exceeds Projections

Applications pending fell back to roughly June levels, after a two-month uptick.

Navy Employees Lose Furlough Case on Appeal

Court upholds MSPB’s ruling favoring agency in case involving 2013 sequester furloughs.

The Five Agencies Where Morale is Dropping the Most

Homeland Security once again has the least happy employees.

Congress Keeps Cuts to Pentagon Travel Per Diems

The final version of the fiscal 2016 Defense authorization bill does not repeal a policy that resulted in lower per diems for long-term government travelers.

Retirement Planning

Who Can You Trust?

If you hire a financial planner, make sure they’re qualified and put your interest above their own.