Pay & Benefits

See Who Would Get Furloughed in a Christmas Shutdown

Nearly 350,000 feds could be sent home without pay come Dec. 21.

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HHS Proposes Substantial Limits on Telework

The department and union officials have until Dec. 15 to reach accord before an independent panel imposes terms for a new collective bargaining agreement.

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As Spending Talks Break Down, a Pay Raise for Feds Hangs in the Balance

Lawmakers continue to negotiate how to include a 1.9 percent increase for civilian employees in a shutdown-averting bill.

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Trump Administration Removes Guidance Supporting Transgender Feds

Top diversity official calls the move a "shock to many" that was "hard for me as well."

Federal Employees Continue to Retire in Greater Numbers Than in Previous Years

The Office of Personnel Management has managed to keep the claims backlog in check, despite the increase. Separately, OPM clarifies hiring preference for Gold Star fathers.

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Last-Minute Shopping Tips for Open Season

Advice for procrastinators on evaluating your health insurance options.

Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., introduced the measure targeting official time.

Budget Analysts: Bill Targeting Official Time Would Cost More than It Saves

Legislation from Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., seeks to cut the retirement benefits of some federal workers who use official time.

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Postal workers rally in October against privatization. Ultimately the task force did not recommend privatization.

Postal Task Force Recommends Eliminating Workers' Rights to Bargain Over Pay

The group’s long awaited report stops short of privatization calls, but would kneecap postal unions.

Two firefighters take a short break during a mop-up operation in a burn pit at a landfill on Forward Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Analysis: Deployed Civilians Can’t Get Worker’s Comp — and That’s Bad News for a Military that Depends on Them

Thanks to a legal double standard, a civilian injured or sickened in a warzone has an impossible burden of proof.