Management

How Much Would Your Agency Lose (or Gain) Under Trump's Budget?

Most non-defense agencies would see reductions under the president's proposal. The only question is the magnitude of the cuts.

Management

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Limits on Federal Employee Job Searches?

You might be surprised at what is and isn't considered seeking employment in the most recent ethics rules.

Oversight

White House Says Kellyanne Conway's Ethics Violation Was a One-Time Mistake

The special counselor broke the rules inadvertently with her on-air plug of Ivanka's fashion line, official tells ethics office.

Oversight

House Oversight Leaders Push Trump to Name OPM Chief Quickly

Human resources agency needs a “strong and capable” director fast, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say.

Management

Two-Thirds of Americans Can't Name a Single Trump Cabinet Pick

Survey also finds a divide over how involved the president-elect will be in actually running the government.

Pay & Benefits

Open Season for Dental and Vision Benefits Is Extended Until Wednesday

Federal workers will have two extra days to enroll in the program or make changes to their insurance plans.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Employees in Two Cities in Line for Bigger Pay Raises

Feds in San Antonio and Birmingham would receive a locality pay boost under proposal approved by salary council.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Retirees to Receive a 0.3 Percent Cost-of-Living Bump in 2017

Advocacy groups attack the small increase as insufficient, ask Congress to address large Medicare Part B premium jump facing those in CSRS.

Pay & Benefits

September Sees Very Small Gains for Federal Retirement Investments

All but one of the funds in the TSP grew, but the biggest earner was only up 1.24 percent.

Management

Senior Executives Group Names New President After Nearly 1-Year Gap

Bill Valdez worked two decades at the Energy Department, and has also served as a senior adviser in the White House.

Pay & Benefits

D.C.-Area Feds One Step Closer to Having Uber Covered Under Transit Benefits

Oversight panel passes bill that would treat ride-sharing services similarly to other types of transit through the end of 2018.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Eases Rules for Hardship Withdrawals for Victims of Louisiana Floods

Storm victims will not be subject to a requirement that they suspend their retirement contributions for six months after making a withdrawal.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Bounce Back in July

After losses in June, stock-based funds all end the month up more than 3 percent.

News

Petition Asks Obama to ‘Do What Is Right’ and Grant a Bigger 2017 Pay Raise

We the People filing supports the FAIR Act, which would more than triple the president’s proposed raise of 1.6 percent.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Continue Their Growth Streak

Investment options in the federal employee retirement program all end May in the black.

Pay & Benefits

Senator: Address the Obamacare Exception for Hill Staffers, Or I’ll Keep Blocking OPM Nominee

Vitter says Cobert has been involved in defending and executing an October 2013 rule that allowed congressional offices to get around an Affordable Care Act requirement.

Management

OPM Risks Paying Workers’ Comp for Employees Who Are No Longer Injured

Watchdog recommends that OPM take a more active role in verifying eligibility for long-term benefits.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Grow for Second Month in a Row

All of the offerings in the federal retirement plan gained ground in April.