Pay & Benefits

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Management

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.

Workforce

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.

Pay & Benefits

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.

Pay & Benefits

VA Will Provide Presumptive Disability Coverage to Vets with Respiratory Cancers

Veterans who have developed any number of nine rare cancers associated with burn pits will no longer have to prove that their conditions were caused during their service overseas.

Workforce

Paid Family Leave Is Good for Moms and Baby Brains

Nearly 80% of US workers don't receive paid family leave, leaving them having to choose between earning a paycheck or bonding with their newborns.

Pay & Benefits

It's Now Easier for Federal Firefighters to File for Workers Comp

For an array of chronic illnesses that have been linked with firefighting as a profession, federal firefighters will no longer have to prove precisely what incident caused their ailment.

Pay & Benefits

Feds Can Now Donate to Ukraine Relief Efforts Directly From Their Paychecks

Between now and June 30, federal workers can pledge to donate to thousands of charities working on relief efforts in Ukraine as part of a special round of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Workforce

OPM Targets Data and Benefits Education to Improve Equity in the Federal Workforce

The federal government HR agency’s report was one of more than 90 equity action plans released by the Biden administration this week.

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