Pay & Benefits

White House Increases Bonus Spending Cap to 1.5 Percent For Federal Employees

After a six-year freeze at 1 percent, the aggregate spending cap for non-senior level performance awards rises slightly.

Pay & Benefits

Vets Affected By Calif. National Guard Bonus Debacle Would Not Owe Government Under House Bill

Republican lawmakers also want Defense to repay with interest anyone who already paid their debt, which resulted from overpayments by military recruiters.

Management

Memo to Next Administration: Rely on and Respect the Government’s Senior Executives

New handbook from senior executives group aims to help new political appointees cultivate a successful relationship with career leaders.

Management

The 40 Toughest Management Jobs in Government

Nonprofit group offers advice to Trump transition team on successfully filling the most critical leadership jobs in federal agencies.

Management

TRICARE Bid Protests Denied

The government’s watchdog found no reason to sustain challenges to a pair of lucrative Defense contracts to deliver military health care.

Pay & Benefits

Some Federal Retirees Will Have to Pay More Than Others For Medicare Part B Next Year

The lack of a robust Social Security COLA means some CSRS retirees will have to pay $8 more per month in 2017 in premiums.

Management

Veterans Remain Roughly One-Third of Federal Workforce

The government hired more vets in fiscal 2015 than in fiscal 2014, but the rate as a percentage of the whole stayed the same because it hired more people overall.

Management

Bush OPM Directors Tapped For Trump’s Management and Budget Transition Team

Kay Coles James and Linda Springer are among several Republicans from government, business, and think tanks who are helping the president-elect’s team prepare to govern.

Management

Watchdog: USAID Didn't Properly Account For $60 Million in Ebola Funds

In its emergency response, the agency took money from one set of budget accounts, but later reimbursed different ones – a congressional no-no.

Pay & Benefits

The Number of Disabled Post-9/11 Vets With VA Health Care Is Growing Despite Wait List Scandal

Survey shows that 71 percent of injured Iraq and Afghanistan vets have health care through the department, up 11 percent over the last two years.

Pay & Benefits

The Top 5 Most and Least Generous Agencies for Senior Executive Bonuses

Justice SESers received the highest average individual award ($14,748) in fiscal 2015, while GSA senior executives received the lowest on average ($8,823).

Pay & Benefits

71 Percent of Career Senior Executives Received Bonuses in Fiscal 2015

The average individual performance award across government was $10,742, according to new data from OPM.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Have a Red October

The stable but low-growth G Fund was the only offering to post positive returns last month.

Pay & Benefits

VA Awarded More Than $177 Million in Fiscal 2015 Bonuses

The average individual performance award for senior executives was around $10,000.

Management

Obama Exceeds Hiring Goal For Disabled Federal Employees

The government has hired nearly 110,000 new disabled employees over the past five years; disabled workers are now 14.41 percent of the entire federal workforce.

Pay & Benefits

Pentagon Suspends Efforts to Recoup Improper Bonuses From California National Guard

After public outcry, department decides to temporarily halt repayments from those affected by the screw-up while it reviews collection process.

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