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Tanya N. Ballard

Pay & Benefits

Success of civil service overhaul could hinge on rollout of Pentagon plan

GAO says poor execution of National Security Personnel System could doom governmentwide personnel reform efforts.


Unions move to block implementation of new DHS personnel system

Group asks court to rule on legality of regulations.

Pay & Benefits

Defense personnel reform postponed

Target date for first group of employees to join the system shifted from July until the fall.


Washington-area federal agencies close early due to snow

Emergency employees remain on the job under winter storm warning.

Pay & Benefits

Bush administration unveils 2005 pay raise

Executive order calls for a 3.5 percent average pay increase.

Pay & Benefits

Bill eliminating TSP open seasons headed to White House

Legislation includes financial literacy language.

Pay & Benefits

Proposal to eliminate 2005 locality pay increase angers unions

Plan is evidence of "low value" President Bush places on civil service workers, union leader says.

Pay & Benefits

Bush moves to limit 2005 pay raise to 2.5 percent

President says no locality pay raise for civilian workers next year.

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House panel backs 3.5 percent civil service pay raise

Lwamakers say civilian employees deserve the same pay adjustments as military personnel.

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TSP numbers climb in January

The Thrift Savings Plan's S, C, I, F and G funds all grew in January, according to the latest numbers from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.