Pay & Benefits

When Federal Employees Can Expect to See Their 1.9 Percent Pay Raise

Providing a retroactive pay increase could be less complicated than post-shutdown back pay, sources say.

Read more February 15, 2019 Leave a comment

Congress Approves Bill to Avoid Another Shutdown as Trump Prepares National Emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Trump will sign the bill to keep the government open and move to redirect military funds to build a border wall simultaneously.

Read more February 14, 2019 Leave a comment

Shutdown-Avoiding Spending Package Includes 1.9 Percent Pay Raise for 2019

Measure that would keep the government open and overrule a pay freeze could be voted on as soon as Thursday.

Read more February 13, 2019 Leave a comment

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Retirement Planning

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Some questions to ask yourself before you sign up with one.

Mark Robbins, the last remaining MSPB member, looks through cases in his office in August. His term expires March 1.

Federal Employee Appeals Board May Soon Finally Be Able to Hear Cases

Panel approves two MSPB nominees, but there's a catch.

OPM Awards $416M Contract for Protection Services to Hack Victims

The millions of federal employees and contractors using those services will see no disruption.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has signed onto a bill offering civilians pay parity with the military for 2019.

GOP Senator Endorses 2.6 Percent Pay Raise for Feds, Improving Proposal's Prospects

Union officials said they are confident any spending deal will include a raise between 1.9 percent and 2.6 percent for 2019.

Democrats Confident of Spending Deal, One Week from Shutdown Deadline

Bipartisan negotiations on border security are reportedly likely to fall far short of President Trump’s $5.6 billion wall request.

Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, sponsored the Senate version of the bill.

Democrats Propose 3.6 Percent Raise for Feds in 2020

The proposal comes as lawmakers consider multiple plans to override a pay freeze imposed by President Trump this year.

Retirement Planning

Financial Lessons from the Shutdown

It’s important to develop healthy savings habits.

TSA officers work without pay at a checkpoint at Logan International Airport in Boston during the partial government shutdown on Jan. 5.

Thousands of Feds Still Await Back Pay After Shutdown

A Homeland Security Department glitch led to officials processing back pay manually in "thousands" of cases, while other feds reported incomplete checks and missing deductions.

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