The Department of Veterans Affairs, pivoting to align with the Defense Department, will soon remove health care coverage requirements that advocates have said discriminate against LGBTQ+ and unmarried veterans.
President Joe Biden is marking the 15th anniversary of a landmark pay equity law with new steps to tackle persistent gaps in pay for federal government employees and those who work for federal contractors.
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DoD will update its policy for coverage of infertility treatments, giving access to active-duty members who are either unmarried or in same-sex marriages.
Federal improper payments roll on and on, year after year. Among the most frustrating are fraudulent unemployment benefits, federal dollars that get spent by the states. Last fall, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated that as much as 15% of pandemic-era unemployment spending went to fraudsters, or as much as $135 billion.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Government Accountability Office is not impressed with the data used in some important security clearance decisions. The State Department is trying to get more mid-career professionals to join the Foreign Service. And the possibility of repealing Social Security's so-called 'evil twins" is closer than ever to the finish line.
Close to 87% of TSP participants are now contributing enough to their retirement accounts to receive the maximum matching contribution rate from the government.
This week, Joe Paiva speaks with Javier Inclan, Assistant Inspector General for Management/CIO for the National Science Foundation Office of Inspector General.
Lots of people make financial resolutions early in a calendar year. Here's one that's east to follow through on: Life insurance. How much do you really need and where do you find the best deal? For advice and answers, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks with the well-insured Abe Grungold of AG Financial Services.
The Veterans Health Administration approved a Special Salary Rate for HR professionals at the end of last year, and covered employees will see the pay bump appear in their paychecks this week.
After chipping away more than a third of the federal retirement claims backlog, the Office of Personnel Management is now bracing for an upcoming surge in retirement applications.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has a new inspector general. Holiday returns keep the Postal Service busy and raking in the cash. And more Bureau of Prisons pay incentives get the death penalty.
After the latest 5.2% federal pay raise, pay compression now applies to 60% of locality pay areas, with some senior-level feds in 35 of the 58 areas hitting an arbitrary pay ceiling.
Improper payments in retirement services have been gradually escalating for the last several years, but the Office of Personnel Management is taking steps to try to mitigate the problem.