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.

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.

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.

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.

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Federal Firefighters to Trade Shifts

Agencies often bar trades because in many cases the switch would result in one firefighter seeing his or her biweekly pay reduced, and the other becoming eligible for overtime.

GovExec Daily: The Benefits of a Security Clearance in 2021

Clearancejobs.com's Evan Lesser joins the podcast to discuss his site's annual survey of cleared professionals.

GovExec Daily: Sick Leave For Feds and the Relief Bill

Erich Wagner joined the podcast to talk about the American Rescue Plan and other workforce stories.

At the Women’s Bureau, a Renewed Focus on Passing Paid Leave and LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Wendy Chun-Hoon, the new director of the Women’s Bureau at the Department of Labor, speaks with The 19th about what needs to inform policies during a perilous time for women in the workplace.

Senate COVID Relief Bill Retains 15 Weeks of Paid Leave for Feds Despite GOP Opposition

Republican lawmakers have made the provision a target of attacks, claiming it is too generous and lacks oversight.

GovExec Daily: Biden's Workforce Czar, Morale and Feds

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss Pam Coleman's role and other pay and workforce news.

GovExec Daily: What Feds Need to Know About Tax Season

Dallen Haws joins the podcast to discuss public servants' options for the upcoming filing season.

OPM Implements Recent Pay and Benefits Changes

Acting OPM Director Kathleen McGettigan highlighted changes related to paid leave, premium pay, allowances related to military service and more.

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.

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.

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.

Trump Vetoes Defense Policy Bill Over Base Names, Unrelated Internet Law

The House has already scheduled a vote after Christmas to override the president’s long-threatened rejection of the annual Defense authorization act, which also includes an expansion of federal employee leave benefits.