Pay & Benefits

Women Still Underrepresented in the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

The situation has improved over the past decade, but it remains the case that the more a job pays, the more likely it is to be filled by a man.

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Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Private Care for Vets Sparks Fight Over VA's Future

Some stakeholders prepare for battle, while others take wait-and-see approach.

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Lawmaker Seeks Locality Pay Parity Between Blue and White Collar Feds

Hourly workers’ locality wages are currently determined by decades-old map of military installations.

Read more October 16, 2017 Leave a comment

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How Trump’s End to Obamacare Subsidies Increases the Threat of a Government Shutdown

White House also calls for Congress to cancel $5.6 billion in agency appropriations.

Federal Retirees to Receive Biggest Cost-of-Living Bump Since 2012

The 2 percent increase will take effect starting with December benefits.

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You need to visualize your life after your federal career is over.

AFGE National President J. David Cox speaks to union members in 2012.

Ousted Local Officials Accuse Largest Federal Employee Union of ‘Sloppy Coup’

AFGE put its Labor Department local in trusteeship over spending on a settlement distribution event.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said: "This is a common sense, good government bill."

House Approves TSP Modernization Bill

First update to retirement savings program in 30 years would provide more withdrawal flexibility for participants.

House Approves Bill to Give Cost-Saving Feds $20,000 Bonuses

Measure would double current awards and give agency heads the authority to dole them out.

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House Proposal for Federal Employee Health Program Could Decimate Workers’ Benefits

Plan would drastically shift premium costs to workers, groups say.

A Border Patrol agent walks with a Homeland Security official as crews work on prototypes for President Trump's proposed border wall.

House Authorizes Hiring Spree of 10,000 Feds

Measure would double Trump's request, while also authorizing the president's proposed border wall.