Pay & Benefits

Social Security’s ‘Evil Twins’ are on House calendar for first time, for a possible first-ever vote

In today’s Federal Newscast: Social Security’s “Evil Twins” may actually get their first House vote. Federal employees are less satisfied with their pay,…

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Thrift Savings Plan funds all make gains in November

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Agencies’ transition to hybrid work shows through in 2022 FEVS results

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OPM to suspend applications for Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bills, amendments linger in Congress with lasting implications for feds

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM’s Edward DeHarde on why comparing FEHB plans is critical this year

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Open Season Exchange 2022: Health benefits expert Walt Francis on how to narrow your FEHB search

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Open Season Exchange 2022: OPM Director Kiran Ahuja on balancing benefits, affordability

What’s often more important than actually making an FEHB change is simply taking a look at the options available, advises OPM Director Kiran Ahuja. We…

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calls to ban use of salary history reveal deeper issues in federal pay system

DOJ GEN’s call to OPM to fully ban the use of salary history in federal hiring and pay-setting unearths larger issues with the federal pay system as a whole.

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Open Season Exchange 2022: WAEPA’s M. Shane Canfield on revisiting all benefits, not just health, for 2023

Open season in the federal government is an ideal time to revisit all your benefits for the year ahead, not just FEHB health plans, advises WAEPA CEO M. Shane Canfield. He shares what’s new in life insurance benefits with The Federal Drive’s Tom Temin.

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