Pay & Benefits

TSP to Increase Stock Holdings Across Lifecycle Funds

The transition to a higher proportion of equities will occur over a 15-year period.

Read more September 18, 2018 Leave a comment By Nick Starichenko /

GOP Overseers Investigate Trump's Use of the Secret Service

Agency asks lawmakers to raise the cap on overtime pay for agents again, but oversight chairmen want more information first.

Read more September 18, 2018 Leave a comment

TSP Board Approves 16 Percent Increase in Budget

Individual participants will pay just $5 extra, because the overall number of enrollees in the retirement program has grown significantly.

Read more September 17, 2018 Leave a comment

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A 2019 Pay Raise Appears Likely, But Isn't a Done Deal

House Appropriations Committee chairman says he would “certainly” support Senate proposal to give federal civilians a 1.9 percent boost, but negotiations remain.

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Trump gutted the EPA and hasn't filled top spots at FEMA.

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Measure Would End Time Limit on GI Bill Transfers While on Active Duty

A pending Pentagon policy change would end the ability to transfer educational benefits to a family member after 16 years of service beginning next year.

Conference Committee Make-Up Could Favor Giving Feds a Pay Raise in 2019

A House aide described a proposed 1.9 percent pay increase next year as "a matter that is being negotiated."