Benefits

WEP, GPO, Social security

Repeal or reform? House lawmakers weigh responses to WEP, GPO

Many lawmakers are pushing for a full repeal of WEP and GPO, but others are instead looking to reform the benefit calculations for affected federal annuitants.

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COVID-19 booster shots

Feds can still take administrative leave to get COVID-19 booster shots

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(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)USPS, FEHB, PSHB, 2025 budget

USPS health care program will have 32 carrier options in 2025

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TSA, AFGE agreement

TSA, AFGE aim to expand workforce options in new 7-year contract

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SSA adds ‘episodic’ telework flexibility for agency employees

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FEHB

Next year’s federal health insurance plans already taking shape

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Federal Employees Health Benefits program

FEHB to give new hires ‘first day’ health care coverage under OPM proposal

After OPM finalizes a proposed rule, new federal hires enrolled in FEHB should see “first day” health care coverage, rather than waiting a pay period.

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Federal Housing Finance Agency to kickstart negotiations for first-ever union contract

Pay equity, employee engagement and a clear grievance procedure are top of mind for a nearly brand-new bargaining unit at the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Defense officials ask Congress for support with military pay, housing, but it will likely be years in the making

Despite high agreement that improvements are necessary, it will likely still be years before Congress and the Defense Department can fully address major quality-of-life challenges for military personnel through appropriations.

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