Pay & Benefits

Warren Promises to Pay Federal Employees During Shutdowns If She Becomes President

Democratic candidate's plan also calls for reversing President Trump’s executive orders "attacking" the federal workforce.

Feds Will Pay 5.6% More Toward Health Care Premiums Next Year

OPM adds two nationwide options under a new type of health insurance plan.

Federal Employee Retirement Savings Funds Make Modest Gains in September

All but one of the Thrift Savings Plan offerings ended the month in the black.

Featured eBooks

Study: Shutdown Did Lasting Damage to Federal Recruitment, Retention and Morale

While recovering from the most recent lapse in appropriations, some are fearful there will be another.

An Underground Journey to the Heart of Retirement Processing

A behind-the-scenes look at OPM’s Retirement Operations Center in Boyers, Pennsylvania.

How to Recruit the Next Generation of Feds: Better Pay, Benefits

Young people are increasingly looking for work-life balance measures like paid family leave and telework, stakeholders and experts said Wednesday.

New Program Leads to Uptick in Vets Using Private Health Care, but VA Insists It's 'Not Privatizing'

Ninety days into new initiative, VA has provided more than 1 million private sector consultations.

Yet Another Impasse at the Postal Service as Two More Labor Contracts Expire

The fate of compensation and other issues for 250,000 employees now hangs in the balance.

Lawmakers Move to Protect Federal Employees' Credit Ratings During Shutdowns

Measures would block shutdown-related credit downgrades and encourage financial institutions to be lenient with federal employees during appropriations lapses.

Paying Your Way to a Bigger Benefit

Service credit deposits can boost your retirement annuity. But the process requires patience.