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TSP Posts Modest Gains in July, Although International Stocks Fall

Most funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program saw only slight increases last month.

Lawmakers, Agencies Look to Fix Leave Reform That Was Never Implemented

A measure intended to cap a specific use of paid time off may finally go into effect.

New Guidance Helps Agencies Assess the Value of Work-Life Balance Programs

The federal government is looking to quantify the costs and benefits of programs such as telework. 

Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay Area Changes

The advisory body found that federal workers earn on average 31% less than their counterparts outside government, but the methodology is highly disputed.

House Passes Defense Policy Bill with Provision to Block OPM-GSA Merger

The must-pass legislation also includes amendments granting paid family leave and protecting feds’ health insurance during shutdowns.

House to Consider Blocking OPM Merger, Other Workforce Proposals Through Defense Policy Bill

Proposed amendments to the annual must-pass Defense authorization bill include measures to safeguard federal workers’ insurance during shutdowns, ban the box in federal hiring and protect whistleblowers.

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House Democrats Aim to Add Paid Family Leave for Feds to Defense Policy Bill

A proposed amendment to the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would provide all federal workers with 12 weeks of paid family leave.

All TSP Funds Rebound in June

After a lackluster May in which most offerings lost value, every fund in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program grew last month.

TSP Outlines Time Frame for Lifecycle Fund Changes, Internal Improvements

By the end of next year, the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program will offer lifecycle funds in five-year increments.

Interior Department Announces Modest Cutback to Telework

Beginning next month, front-line employees with telework agreements will be required to report to a physical office once a week, while supervisors will be eligible only for situational telework.

House Panel Advances Bills to Protect Feds’ Insurance During Shutdowns

Legislation would ensure that workers can adjust health benefits following significant life events and prevent their dental, vision and long-term care coverage from lapsing.