Tuition Discounts for Feds, a Tax Reform Update, and More
Nov 15, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Earning Income as a Federal Government Retiree
Nov 15, 2017  |   Jason Kay


House Speaker Says Congress Likely to Stave Off Shutdown With CR Through 2017
Nov 14, 2017  |   Eric Katz


The Senate Tax Proposal Could End Feds’ Catch-Up TSP Contributions
Nov 14, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


A Refresher on Holiday Pay
Nov 14, 2017  |   Wayne Coleman


Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative
Nov 13, 2017  |   Kristopher T. Smith


Are You Ready for Open Season?
Nov 13, 2017  |   Ian Smith


NDAA busts budget caps with $626 billion for defense
Nov 08, 2017  |   Scott Maucione


Feds Are Flocking to the Same Few Health Care Plans
Nov 07, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals
Nov 07, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


OPM’s Retirement Backlog Climbs 12% in October
Nov 07, 2017  |   Ian Smith


TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress; Heads to Trump’s Desk
Nov 07, 2017  |   Ian Smith


OPM Issues Guidance on Multiple Emergency Leave Transfer Programs
Nov 06, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Is the FEHB System Killing Competition?
Nov 06, 2017  |   Ian Smith


OPM Issues Guidance on Multiple Emergency Leave Transfer Programs
Nov 06, 2017  |   Ian Smith


VA’s Shulkin calls for new, strategic approach to veterans benefits programs
Nov 06, 2017  |   Nicole Ogrysko


Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years
Nov 05, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Buy Out vs. Early Out – Which is Better?
Nov 02, 2017  |   Alexis Hongamen


How Much Income Will I Need in Retirement?
Oct 30, 2017  |   Carol Schmidlin


Debunking the myth of federal employee dissatisfaction
Oct 30, 2017  |   Ross Marchand


‘You should be outraged,’ Cardin says of federal pay and benefits proposals
Oct 30, 2017  |   Nicole Ogrysko


Should You Elect Medicare Part B?
Oct 29, 2017  |   John Grobe


Benefit Cuts Left Out of Budget Resolution
Oct 26, 2017  |   Ian Smith


House Plans Vote On Senate's Higher-Spending Budget Resolution
Oct 26, 2017  |   Russell Berman


House Vote Takes Federal Retirement Cuts Off the Table For Now
Oct 26, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


When Can You Expect Your First Social Security Payment?
Oct 25, 2017  |   John Grobe


OPM Finalizes Long-Desired Change to USPS Pensions
Oct 25, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Federal Employee Pay Freeze for 2019?
Oct 24, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


VA Secretary Asks Congress to Couple Hiring and Pay Reform With Private Care Expansion
Oct 24, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Don't Assume Career Feds Are Resisting Trump's Deregulatory Push
Oct 24, 2017  |   Charles S. Clark


AFL-CIO pledges to fight VA privatization, support workers
Oct 24, 2017  |   AFGE


Mayor Bowser Launches Campaign to Promote MPD Recruitment
Oct 24, 2017  |  


New Stock Market High: How Should Federal Employees Invest Now?
Oct 23, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


4 Takeaways from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results
Oct 21, 2017  |   Jeff Neal


How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?
Oct 19, 2017  |   Alexis Hongamen


Changes for FEHB Plans in 2018
Oct 18, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?
Oct 18, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


2% COLA for Federal Retirees in 2018
Oct 13, 2017  |   Ian Smith


House Passes TSP Modernization Act
Oct 11, 2017  |   Ian Smith


DuBester Renominated for FLRA
Oct 03, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


Employee Groups Decry Trump's Decision to Abolish Labor-Management Council
Oct 02, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Most TSP Funds Gained Ground in September
Oct 02, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing
Oct 02, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Now is a Good Time to Verify Your FEGLI Coverage
Oct 02, 2017  |   Ian Smith


What is the One TSP Fund Up 20% in 2017?
Oct 02, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils
Sep 30, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


Official Time Bill Adds Paperwork for Union Reps and Headaches for OPM
Sep 28, 2017  |   Matthew B. Tully, Esq.


The Truth About Federal Pay
Sep 27, 2017  |   Jeff Neal


6 Federal Retirement Myths
Sep 25, 2017  |   Alexis Hongamen


Lawmakers Work Across the Aisle to Propose Compensation Boost for 15,000 Feds
Sep 15, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January
Sep 15, 2017  |   Michael Wald


Lawmakers Want to Provide Free Credit Freezes for All Consumers
Sep 15, 2017  |   Ian Smith


A CEO Makes the Case That Young Employees Are Better at Solving Problems
Sep 14, 2017  |   Lila MacLellon


After Striking Short-Term Deal, House Approves Funding for Rest of Fiscal 2018
Sep 14, 2017  |   Eric Katz


TSP Loosens Emergency Withdrawal Rules for Feds Affected By Irma
Sep 14, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Senate Skips Vote on Repealing Sequestration
Sep 14, 2017  |   Eric Katz


What Impact Does Returning to Federal Service Have on Your Annuity?
Sep 14, 2017  |   John Grobe


Is a Graduate Degree Worth It?
Sep 12, 2017  |   Jason Kay


Senate Considers Cutting Retirement Benefits for Feds Working for Unions
Sep 12, 2017  |   Eric Katz


The TSP and Federal Employees
Sep 11, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


OPM Wants You to Get a Flu Shot
Sep 10, 2017  |   Ian Smith


‘Believe Me:’ Trump Promises Shutdown if Congress Doesn’t Fund the Border Wall
Aug 23, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Investment Fraud Warning for Federal Employees!
Aug 22, 2017  |   Randy Silvey


Congress Looks to Crack Down on Feds Taking Time Off to Campaign
Aug 22, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Union Official Blasts Lack of Ideological Diversity on Mediation Panel
Aug 22, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees
Aug 21, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs
Aug 21, 2017  |   Michael Wald


‘You’re Fired’ may be harder than Trump thinks when it comes to federal workers
Aug 21, 2017  |   Lisa Rein


Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt
Aug 20, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job
Aug 19, 2017  |   Janet Gershen-Siegel


Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF
Aug 18, 2017  |   Ian Smith


OPM Wants You to Verify Your FEGLI Changes
Aug 17, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?
Aug 17, 2017  |   Lyn Alden


Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan
Aug 15, 2017  |   Brenton Smith


No sequestration for agencies this year
Aug 15, 2017  |   Eric White


Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations
Aug 14, 2017  |   Eric Katz


A Whistleblower’s Guide for the Trump Era
Aug 14, 2017  |   Charles S. Clark


EPA Inspector General Criticizes Its Own Recent Buyout Effort
Aug 14, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


When Amazon Meets Government
Aug 14, 2017  |   Tim Cooke


Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January
Aug 14, 2017  |   Michael Wald


Modernizing Government Technology Act to get second path to passage in Senate NDAA
Aug 14, 2017  |   Jason Miller


Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead
Aug 13, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


GSA to Increase Lodging Reimbursements for Feds This Fall
Aug 11, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Best Estimate for 2018 COLA: 2.2%
Aug 11, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


EPA Employees Are Earning Emergency Premium Pay Without Justification
Aug 10, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Some Medicare Beneficiaries Could See Higher Premiums in 2018
Aug 10, 2017  |   John Grobe


Federal Employees Working for Unions: CBO Reports on Pending Bill
Aug 09, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


OPM Announces Special Rate Review, Open Season Dates and More
Aug 09, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Trump's Hiring Freeze Slowed Federal Retirement Processing
Aug 08, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


House to Consider Remaining Eight Spending Bills in One Package After Recess
Aug 08, 2017  |   Eric Katz


OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Jumps 18% in July
Aug 07, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Proposed Changes to the TSP
Aug 07, 2017  |   Ian Smith


How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?
Aug 07, 2017  |   John Grobe


Former Pentagon Acquisitions Chief Belittles Reorg Plan
Aug 07, 2017  |   Charles S. Clark


Senate Passes Bill to 'Crack Down' on Feds Spending Improperly
Aug 07, 2017  |   Eric Katz


How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?
Aug 07, 2017  |   John Grobe


Federal employees step up defiance of Trump
Aug 05, 2017  |   Devin Henry


GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk
Aug 04, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months
Aug 04, 2017  |   Eric Katz


GSA Updates Plan for Improving Employees’ Job Performance as Part of Reorg Strategy
Aug 04, 2017  |   Charles S. Clark


Rethinking Position Classification
Aug 03, 2017  |   Jeff Neal


OPM Begins Providing Information on 2017 Open Season
Aug 03, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Bill to Boost VA Hiring, Private Care Heads to Trump's Desk
Aug 02, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Trump Threatens To Ax Some Feds' Health Care Subsidies, OPM Rolls Out SES Plan, and More
Aug 02, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits
Aug 02, 2017  |   Ian Smith


I Took EPA’s Buyout Offer; When Should I Leave?
Aug 02, 2017  |   John Grobe


SEC Issues Alert to Federal Employees
Aug 01, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Nesterczuk Requests Withdrawal of Nomination for OPM Director
Aug 01, 2017  |   Ian Smith


Federal Unions Need to Redefine Their Role
Jul 31, 2017  |   Howard Risher


A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House
Jul 31, 2017  |   Michael Wald


Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees
Jul 30, 2017  |   Ian Smith


New bill would loosen restrictions on TSP withdrawals
Jul 27, 2017  |   David Thorton


Republicans Take First Shots at Slashing Individual Federal Employees’ Salaries
Jul 27, 2017  |   Eric Katz


Ten Republicans Urge Oversight Committee Chair Not to Cut Retirement Benefits for Feds
Jul 27, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


More Than a Dozen Unions Announce Opposition to OPM Nominee
Jul 27, 2017  |   Erich Wagner


What federal pay and benefits proposals are in play for 2018
Jul 26, 2017  |   Nicole Ogrysko


Bill to limit appeals, make new hires ‘at-will’ federal employees reappears in the House
Jul 24, 2017  |   Nicole Ogrysko


Will 2018 COLA Exceed Federal Employee Raise?
Jul 22, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith


Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously
Jul 21, 2017  |   Isabel Cottrell


Regs Proposed For Administrative Leave Restrictions
Jul 17, 2017  |   Ralph R. Smith
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