Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Renew Bipartisan Push to End Much Maligned Payments Toward Future USPS Retiree Health Care

With powerful allies on board, lawmakers are optimistic they can finally get the reform across the finish line.

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Most TSP Funds Stumble to Start 2021

All but two of the portfolios in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program lost ground for January.

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New Bill Would Protect Early Retirement Benefits for Injured Federal First Responders

Currently, federal first responders who transfer to another job at a federal agency due to an injury may no longer retire at 57, despite paying more into the retirement system.

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4 Critical Federal Retirement Decisions

Some choices could have a lifelong impact on your financial security.

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House Democrats Push for Expanded Paid Family Leave for Feds

A new bill would provide federal employees with 12 weeks of paid leave annually to care for themselves or a loved one, or in connection with a family member entering or returning from active military duty.

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Fixing Federal Compensation Should Be Civil Service Reform Priority No. 1

Seven proposals for changing compensation to help realize a larger goal—an effective public service.

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The Best Time to Retire

When you choose to end your federal career could make a big difference in your retirement security.

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Lawmakers Propose 3.2% Raise for Feds in 2022

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have reintroduced legislation to boost basic pay by 2.2% across the board next year, along with an average 1% increase in locality pay.

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Biden COVID-Relief Plan Offers More Leave for Frontline Feds

Although the plan calls for private sector employers to provide hazard pay to essential workers, it is unclear whether the president-elect would call on federal agencies to do the same.

Pay & Benefits

OPM Issues Guidance on Law Allowing Feds to Temporarily Carry Over More Annual Leave

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act allows all federal employees to carry over an additional 25% of unused leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Portfolios End 2020 on a High Note

Each of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program posted gains last month.

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