Pay & Benefits

Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds

Top diversity official calls the move a "shock to many" that was "hard for me as well."

Read more December 7, 2018 Leave a comment By taa22 /

Federal Employees Continue to Retire in Greater Numbers Than in Previous Years

The Office of Personnel Management has managed to keep the claims backlog in check, despite the increase. Separately, OPM clarifies hiring preference for Gold Star fathers.

Read more December 7, 2018 Leave a comment

Budget Analysts: Bill Targeting Official Time Would Cost More than It Saves

Legislation from Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., seeks to cut the retirement benefits of some federal workers who use official time.

Read more December 5, 2018 Leave a comment

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Last-Minute Shopping Tips for Open Season

Advice for procrastinators on evaluating your health insurance options.

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Postal workers rally in October against privatization. Ultimately the task force did not recommend privatization.

Postal Task Force Recommends Eliminating Workers' Rights to Bargain Over Pay

The group’s long awaited report stops short of privatization calls, but would kneecap postal unions.

Two firefighters take a short break during a mop-up operation in a burn pit at a landfill on Forward Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Analysis: Deployed Civilians Can’t Get Worker’s Comp — and That’s Bad News for a Military that Depends on Them

Thanks to a legal double standard, a civilian injured or sickened in a warzone has an impossible burden of proof.

Most TSP Funds Rebounded in November

The Thrift Savings Plan’s portfolio of international stocks continued to stall last month.

Ill Nuclear Workers’ Benefits Petitions Have to Be Reviewed Within 6 Months. Some Have Languished About a Decade.

A petition filed by a Los Alamos worker has been in limbo for 10 years. At the Savannah River Site, a petition has lingered for 11 years. At Sandia National Laboratories, workers have been waiting seven years for a final decision.

Retirement Planning

The Secrets to a Financially Secure Retirement

Observations about those who have succeeded in the planning process.

Report: Trump Draws Red Line Ahead of Shutdown Deadline

A demand for $5 billion in border wall funding could complicate efforts to provide a pay raise for federal workers in 2019.

Federal Employees Have a Good Chance of Getting Christmas Eve Off This Year

Presidents have historically granted feds a vacation day on Dec. 24 to make a four-day weekend in years when Christmas falls on a Tuesday.

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Tips on Picking the Best Health Plan During Open Season

A nonprofit offers advice as Dec. 10 deadline for making FEHBP changes draws nearer.