In today's Federal Newscast, the RAND Corporation finds that the private sector pays more … but federal agencies offer other benefits to its scientists.
A bicameral pair of Democrats have reintroduced legislation to provide civilian employees with a federal pay raise in 2022.
Inauguration Day is the perfect time to ask yourself where you will be 4 years from now. Looking for advice? Usually a good idea, provided you ask the right person.
Both officers and enlisted can apply for early separation or retirement between Jan. 20 and April 2.
Doctor visits, vaccinations and other preventative screenings were down significantly among participants in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program during the first eight months of 2020. The Office of Personnel Management's inspector general worries those trends could cost participants in the long run.
Tough times, which are always relevant, happen in government. And sometimes especially at or near the top. Each time rank-and-file employees get a pay raise, folks, often the bosses, at the Grade 15 level get nothing because of an artificial but very real pay ceiling.
The Merit Systems Protection Board marked four straight years this month without a quorum. While some are hopeful the incoming administration will quickly name new members, the board faces a backlog of at least 3,071 pending cases, some of which could be costly in the long run.
Lots of lessons can be learned from last year that can help you make better decisions for your financial outlook in 2021 and beyond.
Thousands of active and retired federal workers have gotten or are gonna get a real kick in the assets this month. That’s when they feel the impact of January health plan increases on their paychecks.
This fall was a volatile period for federal retirement claims - with a noticeable spike in October and mirroring decline the month after. But December seems to have been when activity more or less calmed down.
A 1% federal pay raise with no additional locality adjustments didn't noticeably accelerate salary compression in 2021. But plenty of GS-15s still bumped up against the arbitrary pay ceiling of $172,500 this year.
After a roller coaster ride year, participants in the Thrift Saving Plan are seeing a lot of success.
The military's largest payroll provider said it will collect taxes that were deferred from employee and servicemember paychecks last year over the course of 24 installments in 2021. Other payroll providers have indicated they'll collect the 2020 deferred taxes from their employees on a slightly different schedule.
The TSP has some of the lowest administrative fees in the business, which, over time, can boost the account balance significantly. So why leave, ever?