Pay & Benefits

Obama Seeks to Boost Federal Employees' Use of Student Loan Repayment Benefit

Usage has ticked up in recent years, but White House wants agencies to improve communication to employees.

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Senators Unveil Massive Bill That Would Change How VA Manages Its Workforce

But it’s not clear whether the measure actually will make hiring and firing easier for the department.

Limits on Feds' Bonuses and Leave Included in Senate’s New Government Reform Package

Governmental affairs committee seeks to advance 15 bills through one vehicle.

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Retirement Planning

Why You Should Care About the Long Term

Weighing the costs of long term care – and the insurance that can help pay for it.

The draft legislation is similar to a proposal from VA Secretary Bob McDonald.

Draft Legislation Would Revamp How VA Employees Are Hired, Fired and Paid

The proposals, which could be unveiled soon, would create a separate personnel and pay system for some senior executives – and make it easier to fire all employees.

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, introduced the administrative leave bill.

House Approves Administrative Leave Overhaul

Lawmakers also pass bill to ensure employees who resign while under investigation don’t get away unscathed.

TSP Officials Say They Might Need to Ask for More Money

The entity that oversees federal employees’ retirement plans already has obligated nearly 70 percent of its fiscal 2016 budget – mostly for cybersecurity needs.

Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas is one of the sponsors.

Bill Helping Combat-Wounded Vets Recoup Lost Severance Pay Advances

Defense has been improperly taxing the disability compensation of certain vets for more than two decades.

Retirement Planning

Social Security: To Delay or Not to Delay?

Deciding when to claim a Social Security retirement benefit can get complicated.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., led the coalition of House members asking OPM to issue regulations banning the box.

Lawmakers Push Obama to Follow Through on Easing Federal Hiring of Former Criminals

Congress loses faith in its own bill, asks White House to ensure agencies "ban the box."

More Senior Executives Honored For Their Work in 2015

The number of top career officials receiving the nation’s highest award for civil service nearly doubled between 2014 and 2015.

Michael Michaud, assistant secretary of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, and a former Democratic congressman from Maine, said the statutes governing veterans preference should be consolidated to make things simpler.

No One Really Understands How Vets’ Preference Works in Federal Hiring

The patchwork of laws governing the benefit confuses agencies, hiring managers and veterans, say witnesses at a House hearing.

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