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The Next Four Years

Whether Americans hand the presidency to Joe Biden or tap President Trump for a second term, the federal workforce can expect big changes.


GovExec Wins Eddie Award for 2018 Immigration Crackdown Series

The stories documented the Homeland Security Department’s struggle to hire thousands of new border security personnel.


President Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Measure, Keeping Agencies Open for 7 Weeks

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that passing the continuing resolution was the easy part; setting line by line funding will be far more difficult.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Travelers Will Get a Small Per Diem Boost in 2020

The General Services Administration has made a number of changes to non-standard area designations, where reimbursement rates are higher.


Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Down in May

The pile of pending claims shrunk by nearly 600 last month and is slightly smaller than it was at the same time last year.


Washington-Area Agencies Closed Wednesday

OPM announces closure amid forecasts of an impending winter storm.

Pay & Benefits

Bill Would Pay Shutdown-Affected Feds Interest on Back Wages

The government should pay interest on late paychecks, says Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat.

Pay & Benefits

D.C. Area Agencies to Close 2 Hours Early Due to Possible Snow

Storm is expected to hit during normal evening commute times, causing slippery conditions on roads.


OMB Asks Agencies to Prepare for 'Orderly Reopening'

President Trump on Friday signed a bill to fund agencies through Feb. 15.

Pay & Benefits

It's Official: Furloughed Feds Will Receive Back Pay Once the Shutdown Ends

Bill signed into law on Wednesday also will ensure retroactive compensation for furloughed feds in future shutdowns.

Pay & Benefits

D.C. Area Agencies That Weren't Already Shuttered Will Close Monday Due to Snow

Announcement does not apply to employees who were furloughed anyway due to the partial shutdown.

Pay & Benefits

Congressman to Feds: Shutdowns Are Just 'Part Of' Your Job

"It's actually part of what you do when you sign up for any public service position," Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told reporters as a partial shutdown draws nearer.