Pay & Benefits

OPM: If You Need to Travel for Medical Care, You Can Use Sick Leave

The federal government’s HR agency confirmed that federal employees may use sick leave to travel to obtain reproductive health services, although the measure falls short of employee groups’ request for paid administrative leave after abortion ruling.

TSP Officials Promise Service Will Improve After a Difficult Transition to the New Recordkeeping System

Staffing at the call center that serves participants of the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program has already increased 66%, with more on the way.

Agencies Are Responding to the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling. Here's How.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees’ access to in-state reproductive health services disappeared Friday after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

Second Thoughts on Retiring This Year

Inflation makes a would-be retiree feel like a deer in the headlights.

The Biden Team Announces Pay Raises of Up to $20,000 Annually for Federal Firefighters

The pay increases, authorized as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, will be retroactive to October 2021.

Feds Can’t Sue Over TSP Gains Lost During Shutdowns, An Appeals Court Finds

A group of FBI employees had argued they were entitled to damages, because delayed TSP contributions meant they missed out on gains from a rising stock market.

TSP Woes Continue Two Weeks After Tech Transition

Participants reported delayed account disbursements a full two weeks after the transition to a new recordkeeper was complete.

‘It’s Time For Me To Go Fishing’

The first steps to take after you’ve decided to retire.

The TSP Board's Nominees Have Now Been Confirmed, With One Exception

Biden's pick to chair the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program’s board must go through a more arduous process.

TSP Participants Bemoan Bumpy Recordkeeper Transition

Federal employees and retirees have reported problems with setting up new accounts for online access to the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program, and the agency’s call center has been deluged.

Most of Biden's TSP Nominees Are Free to Be Confirmed, Now That GOP Senators Have Lifted a Hold

The lawmakers changed course after the nominees committed to being “highly skeptical” of proposals to include Chinese investments in the Thrift Savings Plan’s offerings.

The Difference Between a COLA and a Pay Raise

And why you won’t get the full effect of either if you retire on Dec. 31, 2022.

White House Internships Will Soon Be Paid

The move comes as part of an administration-wide push to improve the recruitment of young federal workers.