Federal employment attorney Heidi Burakiewicz represents tens of thousands of employees who sued for damages after both the 2013 and 2018 shutdowns, and joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to bring us up to speed on those cases.
Both Democrats and Republicans say they believe frontline officers at the Transportation Security Administration are underpaid. The House Homeland Security Committee's top Republican said he will support legislation to move TSA officers into the Title 5 pay and personnel system if other options fail.
When the COVID pandemic hit, many predicted that premiums in the giant federal employee health benefits program would skyrocket.
Eating disorders in the military have risen 26% in recent years.
Employees and retirees enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) will pay, on average, 3.8% more toward their premiums in 2022. The Office of Personnel Management announced FEHBP premium rates ahead of the upcoming open season, which runs Nov. 8 through Dec. 13.
Most federal workers have college degrees. Most Americans don’t. While that doesn’t automatically mean anything, it’s something to consider when taking stock of your cash value.
At the Justice Department, assistant U.S. attorneys and trial attorneys are both, well, lawyers that do litigation. But they work under different pay systems.
One of the big differences between government and the private sector is the field of labor relations. In industry, it is usually disgruntled workers who go out on strike.
A published report cites Labor Department records showing the U.S. Postal Service has regularly shortchanged hourly employees to the tune of nearly $700,000 in back pay.
Some troops could get as much as a 20% hike. The benefits would last from Oct. 1 to the end of the year.
The government shutdown deadline is right around the corner. The good news? Congress has learned a few things from the last shutdown, bringing the tiniest bit of certainty to feds with their back pay and health insurance the next time it happens again.
Labor relations at the Department of Veterans Affairs soured a bit during the Trump administration. And they haven't gotten any better with Joe Biden in the White House.
Have your career plans changed some, a lot or completely since the COVID pandemic? Has the retirement tsunami, first predicted in the 1990s, actually started?
Currently, most feds in retirement left under the CSRS program so they get full COLAs. But the overwhelming majority of people working for Uncle Sam now are under the FERS program.