Pay & Benefits

Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds

Only civil servants who deliver what the "American public should be able to expect" should get bonuses, OPM says.

Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay Area Changes

The advisory body found that federal workers earn on average 31% less than their counterparts outside government, but the methodology is highly disputed.

House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger

The must-pass legislation also includes amendments granting paid family leave and protecting feds’ health insurance during shutdowns.

It’s Time for Change: Make Your Voice Heard

Lawmakers have introduced a number of bills that would help federal retirees.

House to Consider Blocking OPM Merger, Other Workforce Proposals Through Defense Policy Bill

Proposed amendments to the annual must-pass Defense authorization bill include measures to safeguard federal workers’ insurance during shutdowns, ban the box in federal hiring and protect whistleblowers.

Achieving Financial Independence

Bridging the potential gap between pre- and post-retirement income.

House Democrats Aim to Add Paid Family Leave for Feds to Defense Policy Bill

A proposed amendment to the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would provide all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid family leave.

Postal Service Floats Big Cuts to Employee Pay, Leave and Benefits

New postal workers would no longer earn a pension under preliminary business plan.

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All TSP Funds Rebound in June

After a lackluster May in which most offerings lost value, every fund in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program grew last month.

Live Long and Prosper

Avoiding the dangers of outliving your money.

Federal Staffing Problems Are Inextricably Linked to Pay Problems

When workforce issues impede an agency’s service to the public, it’s more than a line in the budget.

After Dramatic Workforce Reductions, Postal Service Sees Spike in Overtime Hours

Faulty scheduling and fewer employees led to overtime uptick, IG says, in spite of mail volume decline.

Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks

Appeals court overrules district-level finding, says federal employee unions have standing to sue.

TSP Outlines Time Frame for Lifecycle Fund Changes, Internal Improvements

By the end of next year, the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program will offer lifecycle funds in five-year increments.