Pay & Benefits

Surviving Military Spouse Benefit Will Increase Slightly This Fall

The Special Survivor Indemnity Allowance, which will increase $35 to $310 in October, expires at the end of fiscal 2017.

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Pentagon Promises Voluntary Measures for Most Civilian Staff Reductions

Defense will cut more than 1,500 positions at headquarters offices by 2020.

Unions At Odds Over VA Employee Accountability Bill

NFFE is the latest group to oppose changes to the employee disciplinary process in legislation supported by AFGE.

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Retirement Planning

Sometimes, Your Benefit Really Is Too Small

A story of one retiree’s fight for a bigger annuity--with a happy ending.

Postal Unions Extend Deadline to Avoid Impasse in Labor Talks

Groups are fighting for better pay and "work culture."

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"It’s trying to align incentives in the government the way we do in the private marketplace," said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Want a $10,000 Bonus? Start Looking for Ways to Cut Waste in Your Department

Bipartisan bill that would reward feds who save the government money advances in the Senate.

House Republicans Appear Willing to Accept Largest Federal Pay Raise in Six Years

Appropriations bill does not block Obama's proposed across-the-board increase for feds.

TSP Board Still Seeking Lawmaker to Sponsor Its Proposal to Ease Withdrawals

Unions offer assistance in tracking down a legislative champion.

Lawmaker: Let D.C.-Area Feds Telework Due to Metro Disruptions

OPM says it is finalizing guidance to that effect to respond to year-long maintenance project.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is one of the lawmakers who introduced the bill.

New Bill Would Give 30K Feds Enhanced Retirement Benefits

Measure would fix "loophole" in current law, proponents say.

Retirement Planning

Getting the Best Deal on Life Insurance

Putting the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance program in context.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised passage of the bonus ban.

House Votes to Ban Bonuses For Some Federal Senior Executives

The chamber on Thursday passed a major spending bill denying performance awards in fiscal 2017 to top career leaders at VA.

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