Pay & Benefits

Administration Formally Launches Program Giving Feds Up to 15 Weeks Off for COVID-19 Related Illness, Child Care

Congress created a $570 million fund for the initiative, and once that runs out, workers will have to take personal leave or leave without pay.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Employees Sing Telework’s Praises, Want to Continue After the Pandemic

Survey results show those who have been doing their jobs remotely are happier and feel they are just as productive. 

Pay & Benefits

OPM Waives Premium Pay Cap for Border Detailees

The federal government’s HR agency declared that the influx of children at the southern border is an emergency for the purposes of waiving restrictions on how much premium pay federal employees can earn.

Pay & Benefits

GovExec Daily: A New Leave Proposal for Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss a Senate bill that would give federal employees expanded leave for illness and other extenuating circumstances.

Pay & Benefits

Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave Benefits for Feds Introduced in Senate

Measure would grant federal workers up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for illnesses and other situations not covered under 2019 parental leave law.

Management

Managing Pay When the Goal is Rebuilding the STEMM Workforce

This would be an ideal time to rethink the talent management policies for these essential occupations.

Pay & Benefits

How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Federal retirees should understand the ins and outs of each retirement system, especially if they have been misclassified.

Pay & Benefits

Feds Are Denied Step Increases In Just 1 of Every 1,000 Cases

Within-grade pay raises are "nearly automatic" rather than a true appraisal tool, board finds.

Pay & Benefits

States That Won’t Tax Your Federal Retirement Income

States levy three main types of taxes: income tax, sales tax, and property tax. You should understand all three and the impact they will have on your savings.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Push to Fix Controversial Tax Rule Affecting Federal Retirees

A new bill would set up a new formula to calculate how much retirees get in Social Security benefits if they also receive a defined benefit pension, in some cases replacing the controversial Windfall Elimination Provision.

Pay & Benefits

OPM Finalizes Rule Ensuring Feds Can Change Insurance During Shutdowns

During the 35-day government shutdown, some workers were unable to make changes to their health benefits because the employees responsible for processing those changes were furloughed.

Pay & Benefits

Now’s the Time to Improve Your Financial Literacy

How would you finish this sentence: “I need to become more financially…”

Pay & Benefits

TSP Returns Mostly Positive in March

Only two of the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program ended last month in the red.

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