Benefits

GovExec Daily: Financial Tips From a TSP Millionaire

Financial professional and longtime fed Abraham Grungold joins the podcast to discuss the Thrift Savings Plan

GovExec Daily: How to Plan For Your Retirement

GovExec Daily guests from the last year discuss the TSP, planning and preparation for your life after work.

The House Has Cleared the Way for Biden’s 4.6% Pay Raise Plan

Lawmakers effectively endorsed the president’s pay raise proposal for federal workers Wednesday, although the Senate has yet to weigh in on the issue.

Here’s How It Could Get Easier to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Biden administration earlier this month announced a wholesale reform of a web of federal loan forgiveness, including a number of measures to make it easier for federal workers to make use of the historically headache-inducing programs.

It Could Soon Get Even Easier for Feds to Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

The Education Department has proposed a package of regulatory reforms aimed at making loan forgiveness programs more accessible.

Social Security Benefits Play a Key Role in Preventing Older Americans from Lacking Enough Quality Food

Higher Social Security benefits can significantly reduce the odds of an older person’s being food insecure.

GovExec Daily: The TSP Service Transition is Not Going Well

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss his reporting on the Thrift Savings Plan’s new web-based services following the transition to a new recordkeeper.

OPM: If You Need to Travel for Medical Care, You Can Use Sick Leave

The federal government’s HR agency confirmed that federal employees may use sick leave to travel to obtain reproductive health services, although the measure falls short of employee groups’ request for paid administrative leave after abortion ruling.

Agencies Are Responding to the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling. Here's How.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees’ access to in-state reproductive health services disappeared Friday after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

GovExec Daily: The Federal Government Role in Student Loan Servicing… And How It Can Be Fixed

The Student Borrower Protection Center's Ben Kaufman joins the podcast to discuss how the Department of Education is involved in education debt.

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Works… Sometimes

Readers share their experiences with the Education Department program that was recently overhauled. Challenges still remain, though the October changes did help many.

GovExec Daily: Your Stories of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public servants talk to the podcast about how they have experienced the good and the bad of the Department of Education forgiveness program.

USDA Launches Outreach Project for a Key Nutrition Program

The WIC program struggles with participation and retention rates, but a new push is afoot to identify eligible recipients.

Tell Us About Your Experience With The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

We’re looking for readers who want to share their experiences with the Education Department's debt relief.

Employee Group Calls for Federal Abortion Leave After Roe v. Wade is Overturned

The Department of Justice Gender Equity Network asked the administration to authorize paid leave in cases where federal employees need to travel across state lines to receive abortion services.

A Few Feds Might Be Eligible for a Bigger Tax Refund from Trump’s Social Security Tax Deferral

The IRS sent out a notice that some might need to file an amended return, but most federal employees don’t need to worry about it.