Pay & Benefits

Best Dates to Retire 2023

The annual guide to the optimum days to plan to move on.

The Government’s Pay System Needs to Be Fixed. The Federal Salary Council Can (and Should) Lead the Charge.

The former chair of the Federal Salary Council, on behalf of his fellow appointees from the previous administration, discusses why the council should take up unfinished business left over from that administration.

GovExec Daily: Preparing to 'Win' Retirement

Author Joe Casey joins the podcast to discuss his book on how to have a fruitful transition into retirement.

A Union Is Calling on the Administration to Do More to Retain Federal Firefighters

The Biden Administration secured significant pay raises for wildland firefighters as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, but those increases are, for now, temporary and an exodus to stabler positions has continued.

Your Guide to Pay and Benefits During a Shutdown

Although lawmakers are loath to let appropriations lapse ahead of an election, complications remain over permitting reform and other measures expected to be included in legislation to keep the government open.

Rules and Requirements for Federal Retirement

Some dates to retire are better than others for different employees.

Retire Now or Later? A Debate 

Sticking around can improve your financial situation, but is it worth it?

A Longtime TSP Board Member Announced He Will Resign

Former acting Chairman David Jones’ replacement remains held up on the Senate floor by GOP lawmakers.

Before And After Retirement: A To-Do List

Tips on navigating the periods sandwiched around your retirement date.

TSP Portfolios Faltered Again in August

Nearly all of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings plan returned to negative territory last month.

It's Official: Biden Formalizes Average 4.6% Pay Raise Plan for Feds in 2023

The annual declaration of a national emergency preventing large automatic pay increases from taking effect confirms that 0.5% of the total pay raise will go to an average increase in locality pay.