Pay & Benefits

No Timeline Yet for Loosening of TSP Withdrawal Rules Under New Law

Officials must review literature, processes before making changes required by legislation enacted last week.

Read more November 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Senate Seeks Much Smaller Spending Cuts Than Trump and the House, at Some Agencies

Republicans approve some separation incentives but look to block others.

Read more November 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Senate Appropriations Bill Leaves Pay Raise to Trump

No push for pay parity to match civilian increase with 2.4 percent bump for military members.

Read more November 20, 2017 Leave a comment

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Retirement Planning

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A guide to the paperwork you may need when it comes time to file your retirement application.

President Trump at the White House on Friday.

Trump Signs TSP Modernization Act Into Law

Participants in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement program will have more options for managing their investments.

Senate Sends Defense Authorization Bill, Military Pay Raise to Trump’s Desk

Military service members will see a 2.4 percent across-the-board pay increase in 2018, setting up debate over civilian pay parity.

Retirement Planning

The Final Countdown: Filing the Papers

It’s that time of year, when many people are filling out the paperwork to apply for retirement.

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Tuition Discounts for Feds, a Tax Reform Update, and More

A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is considering an amendment that would restrict how employees can make catch-up contributions to retirement plans when they reach age 50.

The Senate Tax Proposal Could End Feds’ Catch-Up TSP Contributions

An amendment to tax reform legislation would restrict excess contributions to 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans.

The EPA Is Taking Years to Resolve Discrimination and Harassment Cases

The agency is far from meeting its requirement to issue decisions within 60 days.

OPM Withdraws Proposed Rule on Health Care Premiums for Some Feds

Proposal would have required employees on unpaid leave to continuing paying monthly premiums.

Departures would be necessary under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reorganization plan.

State Department Confirms It Is Offering Buyouts to Entice 641 Employees to Leave

Tillerson’s controversial reorganization plan will require an 8 percent cut that cannot be reached through normal attrition.