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Michael Gennaro

Editorial Intern


What Federal Employees Need to Know About Giving and Receiving Gifts in the Workplace

For ethics purposes, there are restrictions on what gifts federal workers and mail carriers can accept.

Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan Funds Up for a Second Straight Month

Every fund in the federal government’s 401(k) style retirement plan saw gains in November, but most still remain in the negative for the year.


People Had Trouble Accessing Social Security During The Pandemic and GAO Wants Them to Develop a Plan to Do Better

A recent Government Accountability Office report says SSA is not doing enough to reach vulnerable populations.

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First Responder Retirement Bill Gets a Unanimous Senate Vote

The legislation allows first responders with disabilities to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled.

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A Proposed OPM Rule Would Align Congressional Retirement Dates and Contributions With Those of Feds

Laws passed in 2012 and 2013 changed retirement benefits and contributions for members of Congress and their staff.

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Everything You Need to Know For Open Season 2022

All our Open Season coverage in one place to help you make the best decision this season.

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Want to Vote or Volunteer at the Polls on Election Day, But Not Sure What the Leave Policy Is? We Can Help

President Biden signed an executive order in March 2021 that outlines leave policies for voting in elections and serving as poll workers or observers.

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TSP Funds Tick Up After Two Months of Losses

Nearly all of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings plan posted gains in October.


Environmental Protection Agency Workers File Suit Over Remote Work Policies

EPA workers in the agency's largest region allege that their remote work requests have been unfairly denied.

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Money May Not Be Federal Workers' Main Motive For Quitting

The reasons driving federal employees to leave government service, and other pay and benefits news.

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Union Chief Slams ‘Remarkably High’ Increase in Health Care Premiums

AFGE President Everett Kelly forecasts higher premiums may worsen the “widespread staffing crises.”

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TSP Funds Continue To Fall in September

Nearly all of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings plan remained in negative territory last month.