Pay & Benefits

Most TSP Portfolios Rebound After Difficult January

Nearly every fund in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program increased in value in February.

House Panel Advances Measure to Boost Hiring, Bonuses at State Department

There is bipartisan support for the first State Department authorization bill in nearly two decades.

A Perennial Health Insurance Conundrum

FEHBP, Medicare and the difficulty of predicting the future.

Democrats Introduce Slew of Bills to Strengthen Protections for Federal Workforce

Lawmakers are pushing to bolster diversity efforts at national security agencies, require greater transparency ahead of agency relocation efforts, and reauthorize the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Anticipating Resurgence of Travel, TSA Begins Major Hiring Surge

Biden administration seeks reversal in screener workforce trends from the last year.

Spouses and Annuities: A Closer Look

Avoiding potential confusion about survivor benefits.

OPM Implements Recent Pay and Benefits Changes

Acting OPM Director Kathleen McGettigan highlighted changes related to paid leave, premium pay, allowances related to military service and more.

Employees Raise Concerns as IRS Recalls Staff From Home Ahead of Tax Season

IRS is no longer allowing at-risk workers to take safety leave rather than report to their offices.

Marital Advice For Those Nearing Retirement

Tips on answering what can be a tricky question on your retirement application.

House COVID Relief Bill Includes 15 Weeks of Paid Leave for Federal Parents, Caregivers

Leave would be available to care for elderly family members and kids whose schools are closed or virtual, as well as for those who are sick themselves or forced to quarantine.

Personnel Office Urged to Provide Feds with Administrative Leave to Get COVID-19 Vaccinations

Washington, D.C.- area House Democrats said some agencies have declined to offer paid time off, although the lawmakers would not say which ones.

GovExec Daily: Paying Feds More to Fix the Civil Service

Dr. James L. Perry joins the podcast to discuss how compensation reform should be a top priority for the Biden administration.

Retirement Planning Index: 2021 Edition

The annual guide, by topic, to key columns over the years.

Lawmakers Renew Bipartisan Push to End Much Maligned Payments Toward Future USPS Retiree Health Care

With powerful allies on board, lawmakers are optimistic they can finally get the reform across the finish line.

Most TSP Funds Stumble to Start 2021

All but two of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program lost ground for January.