Pay & Benefits

Military Family Members and Retirees Could Lose Medical Clinic Access under Pentagon Plan

The Defense Department this week published a plan to downsize dozens of military treatment facilities and make many accessible only to active duty troops.

Pay & Benefits

Setting the Retirement Process in Motion

You’ve met your retirement goals. Now it’s time to start the countdown.

Pay & Benefits

TSP to Increase Auto Enrollment to 5% Later This Year

Proposed regulations would increase the rate at which federal employees automatically contribute to their Thrift Savings Plan accounts from 3% to 5% beginning in October.

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Keys to the TSP

Managing your Thrift Savings Plan account requires education and preparation.

Pay & Benefits

OPM, Lawmakers Propose Fixes to New Paid Parental Leave Law

The effort to ensure all federal employees have access to up to 12 weeks of paid time off following the birth, adoption or foster placement of a child now has bipartisan support.

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White House Revives Controversial Retirement Cut Proposals

The Trump administration’s fiscal 2021 budget proposal would require federal workers to contribute more to their retirement benefit programs and reduce annual cost of living adjustments.

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Trump Proposes 1% Pay Increase for Civilian Federal Workers in 2021

The proposal marks an improvement over last year’s initial pay freeze request, but a significant downgrade from the average 3.1% pay increase that was ultimately enacted for 2020.

Pay & Benefits

Continuing Your Insurance Into Retirement

Answers to common questions about managing the multiple benefits available to you.

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Most Federal Employee Retirement Funds Struggle to Start the Year

After a strong 2019, most portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended January in the red.

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Social Security Announces More Telework Cuts

The move comes after Congress directed the agency to reinstate telework in other offices within SSA.

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On the Anniversary of Government Reopening, Contractors Renew Push for Back Pay

Although Congress enacted back pay for furloughed federal employees at the end of last year’s 35-day partial government shutdown, Senate Republicans have repeatedly thwarted efforts to similarly compensate low-wage federal contractors.