Pay & Benefits

Go Ahead, Retire Early. But It'll Cost You

There are no loopholes in the federal early retirement options.

House Panel Advances Bill Providing Feds Paid Family Leave

Republicans question the methodology of a last-minute preliminary study by the Congressional Budget Office, despite the fact that CBO does not do full reports until bills are sent to the House floor.

GPO To Offer Full-Time Telework After COVID

Around one-third of the agency’s 1,500 employees will be able to work entirely remotely, and officials said some will be able to move out of the Washington, D.C., area.

Inflation and the Great COLA Countdown of 2021

For the first time in recent memory, the annual cost-of-living adjustment for federal retirement benefits could increase significantly.

Paid Family Leave Deserves a Debate, Not Histrionics

It is possible to ask meaningful questions about the need for the program without attacking the federal workforce.

More than 900 Social Security Employees Received Partial Paychecks, And Some Got Too Much

A union representing employees impacted by a payroll processing error has filed a grievance on their behalf demanding backpay and interest for any money that wasn’t paid to workers on time.

Raising the Contractor Minimum Wage: It’s Not as Simple as it Looks

The current circumstances create a bizarre combination of a wage safety net and wage suppression.

SSA Promises ‘Partial Payments’ After Employees Report Zero-Dollar Pay Stubs

Officials at the Social Security Administration said roughly 900 employees were impacted by an unidentified mistake in payroll processing.

Leaving as Soon as You Can

It’s possible to retire early from government with as little as 10 years of service. But it’ll cost you.

For Government Tech Workers, Certification Pays Off in Higher Salaries

This chart shows the average compensation for the top 10 IT certifications for cleared and certified professionals today.

White House Moves to Bolster Wildland Firefighter Pay

President Biden previously expressed outrage that some federal firefighters make less than $15 per hour.

Former Temporary Workers Could Make Catch-Up Pension Contributions Under New Bill

Currently, Federal Employees Retirement System employees who began their careers as temporary workers must work longer than anticipated to receive full retirement benefits.

Most Funds in TSP Post Continued Growth in June

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