Pay & Benefits

Panel Pushes Measure to Allow VA Docs and Nurses to Negotiate Pay, Scheduling

The Veterans Affairs Department opposes the legislation, saying it would harm delivery of care to veterans.

Defense

OPM and Defense Dept. Issue Guidelines for Civilian Employees on Coronavirus

New memos spell out expanded telework flexibilities, leave policies, alternative work schedules and more.

Pay & Benefits

House Democrats Reintroduce Bill to Protect Telework at Federal Agencies Amid Coronavirus Fears

The measure would prohibit agencies from making across-the-board cuts to telework programs, and require annual goals for participation in such programs.

Pay & Benefits

Protect Yourself, Your Money and Your Benefits From Scammers

There are things you should know about securing your retirement benefits and savings, Medicare and Social Security benefits.

Pay & Benefits

House Passes Bill Granting TSA Employees Full Workers Rights

The Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act would bring the Transportation Security Administration workforce under Title 5 of the U.S. Code, granting them access to the General Schedule pay system and a slew of other rights and protections.

Pay & Benefits

Union Urges OPM Director to Withdraw Proposal to Limit Paid Parental Leave

As part of its fiscal 2020 budget justification, the personnel agency proposed legislation limiting the availability of paid parental leave for foster placements and in instances where both parents are federal workers.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Returns Plummet Amid Coronavirus Worries

Nearly all of the offerings in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program took a dive last month, mirroring volatility across the stock market.

Pay & Benefits

Staying Healthy Can Pay Off, In Cash

Not only does paying attention to wellness make for a more enjoyable retirement, it can help you get rewards from your health insurance plan.

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.