Pay & Benefits

Lawmaker Proposes Parity for Federal Pension COLAs

A bill introduced by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., would calculate cost of living adjustments equally for both CSRS and FERS retirees.

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Federal Pay Raise Rests in the Balance as Parties Float Riders to Spending Package

With eight legislative days left before a shutdown deadline, Trump and Democrats seek additions to must-pass legislation.

Read more November 19, 2018 Leave a comment

OPM Grants Greater Flexibility With Senior Executive Personnel Appraisal Systems

Officials, senior executives group tout the changes as a move toward results-oriented compliance.

Read more November 15, 2018 Leave a comment

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Retirement Planning

Cutting Through the Open Season Jargon

Understanding key terms in the federal health insurance world.

What You Need to Know About the Public Service Loan Program

A higher education professor explains the complex rules behind Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program meant to provide debt relief to student loan borrowers who went into public service jobs.

Pay & Benefits Watch

Federal Salary Council Revives Fight Over Federal Employee Pay Comparability

Advisory group debates changes to pay disparity methodology.

Des Moines is getting its own locality pay area.

Federal Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay for Des Moines, Other Areas

Counties in California, Minnesota also could be added to existing locality pay areas in 2020.

Retirement Planning

6 Myths About Federal Retirement Benefits

Dispelling legends and misconceptions.

What Democrats Winning the House Means for Federal Employees

The (likely) next oversight chairman promises more accountability for the Trump administration.

‘Fired Up’ Federal Employees Take Leave and Volunteer Nights to Get Out the Vote

Union leaders say their members’ engagement levels for the midterm election is unprecedented.

Feds Not Alone in Believing Raises Are Unfairly Distributed

The frustration is likely exacerbated by generally small across-the-board raises in the federal sector, one expert says.