Pay & Benefits

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.

Lawmakers Make Last Ditch Push for Payroll Tax Deferral Opt-Out

Despite efforts, it appears unlikely the administration will reverse course on forcing federal workers to temporarily skip paying taxes that go toward Social Security.

Payroll Tax Deferral Will Be Mandatory for Eligible Feds, Service Members

The Trump administration has ignored calls to allow federal employees to opt out of the planned deferral of Social Security taxes from lawmakers and federal employee groups.

Why You Should Strive for Average — With the TSP at Least

When it comes to your retirement investments, “average” can be extraordinary.

Weighing the Retirement Tradeoffs

Effective planning for your future requires making a series of key decisions.

GovExec Daily: How the Payroll Tax Change Affects Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the ramifications of the executive order.

Planned Payroll Tax Deferrals Create Minefield for Feds

If the deferment is made permanent, employees could see a lower payout in retirement; if not, employees could receive a large tax bill next year, union official says.

Most TSP Funds Continued Ascent in August

Only one portfolio in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended last month in the red.

Simple Nudge Gets More People to Start Retirement Nest Egg

Motivating people to save for retirement isn't easy, but when it comes to planning, "the simpler, the better," a new study confirms.

Justice Department Employees Urge Leadership to End Pay Disparities

A group of six associations within the Justice Department said the practice of asking job applicants for their salary history fuels inequitable pay.