Pay & Benefits

Trump Signs TSP Modernization Act Into Law

Participants in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement program will have more options for managing their investments.

Read more November 17, 2017 Leave a comment Evan Vucci/AP

Senate Sends Defense Authorization Bill, Military Pay Raise to Trump’s Desk

Military service members will see a 2.4 percent across-the-board pay increase in 2018, setting up debate over civilian pay parity.

Read more November 16, 2017 Leave a comment

The Senate Tax Proposal Could End Feds’ Catch-Up TSP Contributions

An amendment to tax reform legislation would restrict excess contributions to 401(k), 403(b) and 457(b) retirement plans.

Read more November 14, 2017 Leave a comment

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Retirement Planning

The Final Countdown: Filing the Papers

It’s that time of year, when many people are filling out the paperwork to apply for retirement.

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Tuition Discounts for Feds, a Tax Reform Update, and More

A weekly roundup of pay and benefits news.

The EPA Is Taking Years to Resolve Discrimination and Harassment Cases

The agency is far from meeting its requirement to issue decisions within 60 days.

OPM Withdraws Proposed Rule on Health Care Premiums for Some Feds

Proposal would have required employees on unpaid leave to continuing paying monthly premiums.

Departures would be necessary under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's reorganization plan.

State Department Confirms It Is Offering Buyouts to Entice 641 Employees to Leave

Tillerson’s controversial reorganization plan will require an 8 percent cut that cannot be reached through normal attrition.

Congressman Gerry Connolly, D-Va., supports raising civilian pay to match military a military pay increase.

Federal Employee Groups Push for Pay Parity

Congress has until Dec. 8 to approve a long-term spending package, while President Trump could raise civilian wages unilaterally before the end of 2017.

Retirement Planning

What You Need to Know About Your Health Insurance Choices

It’s that time of year again: FEHBP open season is upon us.

Kirstjen Nielsen testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on her nomination to be Department of Homeland Security Secretary on Nov. 8.

Trump's Nominee for DHS Pledges Hiring Reforms, New Immigration Deportation Priorities

Kirstjen Nielsen takes a softer tone on immigration policy, says officers should follow Obama-era priorities.