Pay & Benefits

Federal Judge Reaffirms USPS Must Approve Overtime in Run Up to Election

Postal Service has faced five consecutive losses in lawsuits challenging Louis DeJoy's reforms.

More Feds Subject to Mandatory Payroll Tax Deferral Than Initially Thought

The National Treasury Employees Union on Friday said that the Trump administration failed to clarify that the controversial initiative applies to those making $4,000 or less after several pre-tax deductions, not their gross pay.

Biden Vows to Raise Federal Employees' Pay and Protect Benefits

In a questionnaire published by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, the former vice president said he would abandon efforts by the Trump administration to force federal workers to contribute more to their defined benefit retirement accounts.

USPS Refuses to Comply With Judge's Order to Allow All Overtime Before Election

The Postal Service has agreed to other measures to ensure timely delivery of ballots and other mail.

Best Dates to Retire Q&A

A look at the details of what makes one day better than another.

GovExec Daily: The Future of Pay and Benefits Under Trump or Biden

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss how the two major-party candidates would approach the federal workforce if elected.

GovExec Daily: What are the Best Dates for Feds to Retire?

Tammy Flanagan joins the podcast to discuss her annual column on the best times for public servants to retire.

Best Dates to Retire 2021

Our annual look at the optimum days to bid farewell to a career in government.

How to Know if You’re Contributing Enough to the TSP

For some people, $100,000 may be enough; for others, $2 million may not be enough.

Appeals Court Overturns Dismissal of EEOC Attorney’s Retaliation Claims

D.C. Circuit Court finds that a lower court improperly dismissed a lawsuit by an EEOC attorney who said the agency interfered with her pay and benefits and denied reasonable accommodation requests over her filing discrimination claims against federal agencies.

OMB Fails to Offer New Info in Payroll Tax Deferral Memo

Federal payroll processors are pushing ahead with the mandatory deferral of Social Security taxes between now and the end of the year, while warning employees that they will have to pay them back next year.

Union Asks OPM to Loosen Restrictions on Paid Parental Leave

Some requirements of the new benefit program are overly burdensome, particularly if a baby is born prematurely.

New Federal Rules Could Make It Harder for Parents to Take Paid Leave

New guidelines from the Department of Labor on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act say parents whose children have access to in-person learning are no longer eligible for paid leave.

TSP Board Nominees Skeptical of China Investment, but Pledge Independence

All three of President Trump’s picks suggested that investing feds’ retirement money in Chinese companies could be too risky, but said they would base any decisions within their fiduciary responsibility to participants.

You Get a Lot More Than a Retirement Benefit

Federal employees and retirees have a variety of insurance options to choose from, too.