The disappointments associated with federal workers' lower pay raises this year pale in comparison to the challenges that many in the private sector are wrestling with.
In the President’s Pay Agent’s annual report to Congress released Dec. 17, the three presidentially appointed leaders emphasized the same concerns about the shortcomings of the GS system that many before them have and called on lawmakers to make significant changes.
Here’s the choice: Money or quality of life. Maybe not much of a choice if getting a smaller salary in return for a less hectic environment would actually be stressful. Whatever, work-at-home feds may soon…
Michelle Baldanza of the Fisher House Foundation, and the Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for with an update.
The latest COVID-19 relief package drew on some of the lessons agencies and lawmakers learned in implementing the first round of loans, payments and direct aid earlier this year. The IRS, for example, will receive access to the Social Security Administration's death master file in hopes of more accurately disbursing economic stimulus payments.
When they leave government, either for other jobs or to retire, more than half of all TSP investors take some, most take all, of their money with them. How come?
A provision in the 2021 omnibus spending package gives federal employees a full 12 months to repay the payroll taxes that have been deferred from their paychecks this fall. The spending package also silently endorses the president's original plan to give civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise next year.
Federal employees were in the spotlight for much of the Trump administration. The drama was stressful at times, but perhaps it shed more light on what federal employees do and where they work.
The Office of Personnel Management has detailed guidance for federal employees working in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area during the week of Jan. 18. Most employees in the region will have two federal holidays that week.
The service dropped nearly half of the occupations from its reenlistment bonus list for 2021.
With a year full of unprecedented change for the workforce in the private and public sector, next year could bring in a wave of both retirements and new opportunities.
The president's recent Schedule F executive order allows agencies to reclassify career federal employees in certain policymaking positions into a new schedule of quasi political appointees.
When you retire, do you stick with the TSP (and its low-fees and multiple-oversight) or move into another tax-deferred investment option? That’s an important question because so many feds typically retire in December and January.
Career choices, promotion opportunities and workplace flexibilities may explain why, on average, women in the federal workplace make 7% less than their male colleagues, according to the Government Accountability Office.