Pay & Benefits

How Pay Raises and Retiree COLAs Work

A primer on the annual process to determine current and former federal employee compensation.

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GSA Announces $2.5 Billion Modernization of Federal Payroll and Leave Systems

The last major payroll provider consolidation took place under the George W. Bush administration.

White House Officials Defend Federal Benefits Cuts, Management Agenda

OPM Director Jeff Pon says retirement benefits for federal workers should be reduced.


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Retirement Planning

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There are many options when it comes to drawing on your funds.

House Passes Bill to Allow Federal Prison Guards to Take Their Personal Firearms to Work

Correctional officers could carry their guns outside the security perimeter or put them in lockboxes.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a top priority is to shore up morale at the department.

After 16 Months, State Department Ends Hiring Freeze

New Secretary Mike Pompeo fulfills a promise he made during his confirmation.

Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., is one of the sponsors of the bill.

Bill Would Provide Lifetime Identity Protection to Feds Affected By OPM Data Breach

Existing credit monitoring services for victims of 2015 breach are set to expire in 2026.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., said he doesn't think lawmakers are eager to take up a retirement cuts proposal from OPM.

OPM Retirement Cut Legislative Proposal Draws Bipartisan Opposition

There is little sign that Congress will take up measures that would reduce retirement benefits for federal workers.

Retirement Planning

Change is Coming to Health Plans

New rules affect dental insurance for military retirees and competition among FEHBP carriers.

House Panel Approves Measure to Slash Some Pentagon Offices, Make Workforce Reforms

Feds dodged a push from the Trump administration to include retirement cuts in NDAA.

Trump holds up an executive order on military spouses.

Trump Signs Order to Boost Military Spouse Hiring Across Federal Agencies

The order focuses on promotion and education rather than new authorities.

OPM Director Jeff Pon (center) speaks at a Partnership for Public Service town hall Wednesday.

OPM Chief Defends Pay Freeze as a Chance to 'Right-Size' Compensation Across Occupations

Management officials talk civil service reform at Partnership for Public Service town hall.