Pay & Benefits

Federal Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay for Des Moines, Other Areas

Counties in California, Minnesota also could be added to existing locality pay areas in 2020.

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What Democrats Winning the House Means for Federal Employees

The (likely) next oversight chairman promises more accountability for the Trump administration.

Read more November 6, 2018 Leave a comment

‘Fired Up’ Federal Employees Take Leave and Volunteer Nights to Get Out the Vote

Union leaders say their members’ engagement levels for the midterm election is unprecedented.

Read more November 5, 2018 Leave a comment

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Retirement Planning

6 Myths About Federal Retirement Benefits

Dispelling legends and misconceptions.

Feds Not Alone in Believing Raises Are Unfairly Distributed

The frustration is likely exacerbated by generally small across-the-board raises in the federal sector, one expert says.

Judge Says Government Faces ‘Uphill Battle’ to Prove OPM Hack Victims Don’t Have Standing to Sue

Unions seek to reverse lower court's dismissal of their pursuit for lifetime protections.

Retirement Planning

The One Surefire Way to Make Your Voice Heard

Vote—your benefits may depend on it.

TSP Portfolios Took a Nosedive in October

Market volatility caused most funds in the retirement savings program to end last month in the red.

Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., walks to a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in June.

The Midterm Race Where Federal Employee Issues Are Front and Center

The incumbent Republican says feds need her voice to ensure their issues have bipartisan support.

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VA Secretary Robert Wilkie took issue with more than 350 provisions of the proposed contract.

VA and 11,000 Nurses Reach Impasse as Secretary Rejects Negotiated Contract Proposal

Robert Wilkie raises hundreds of objections, which the union will challenge in court.

Retirement Planning

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Tips for staying on track in the retirement planning process.