Pay & Benefits

Obama Boosts 2017 Civilian Federal Pay Raise to 2.1 Percent

Surprise move comes after he had reaffirmed a 1.6 percent boost in November.

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Annual Defense Bill Has Major Implications for Feds’ Leave, Pay

Language curbing paid administrative leave and raising the cap on Defense buyouts makes it into final version that is now headed to Obama’s desk.

Federal Employees Unlikely to Get Extra Time Off Around Christmas

Christmas Eve will fall on a Saturday this year.

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Last Chance for Open Season Changes

The window to modify your coverage closes Dec. 12.

AFGE President J. David Cox Sr. said: "Tough times never last, but tough people always do, and AFGE is a tough union.”

Here’s How One Federal Employee Union Will Fight Back Against Trump

Leader acknowledges many battles ahead but says the president-elect does not represent an existential threat.

Retirement Planning

Open Season Q&A

Answers to questions that may help you make your health insurance choices.

TSP Funds Improve in November

The C and F funds had a good month, after a rough October for all the offerings.

Officials Say There Are No Easy Fixes To Skyrocketing Long-Term Care Insurance Costs

Premium increases aren’t going away, and few reforms are being floated.

Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., introduced the Follow the Rules Act.

House Passes Bills to Boost Overtime Pay and Protect Whistleblowers

Measures seek to fix previous laws that unintentionally hurt federal employees.

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Hill Negotiators Ignore Obama and Give Troops Biggest Pay Raise in 6 Years

Conference committee settles on a 2.1 percent military boost, rejecting the White House's request for a 1.6 percent raise.

Locality pay rates will rise the most in the California Bay Area.

Check Out Your 2017 Locality Pay Rate

California cities and the Washington, D.C., area see biggest boosts for next year.

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