More than 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees have just received their first two catch-up cost-of-living adjustments, and will soon receive their third COLA.
If you're a federal, postal, or military retiree, or you receive Social Security, it looks like you may be getting a modest cost-of-living adjustment starting in your January check.
The per diem rate for lodging rose to $93, up $2 from last year, while the meals and incidental expenses allowance holds steady at $51.
The data call requests agencies submit evaluations for positions that receive a rate of pay that differs from the standard General Schedule.
The Republican Study Committee released its own take on the fiscal 2018 budget, which includes several cuts to federal pay, retirement and health benefits. Here's how the committee's budget proposal measures up to other recommendations from the Trump administration and other House lawmakers.
Working for the government was once a lifetime deal, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says those days may be gone.
Are you planning to retire soon or leave your federal job? What happens to your benefits? Find out when benefits expert John Grobe joins host Mike Causey on this week's Your Turn. July 26, 2017
A bill authorizing $696 billion in spending for the Defense Department, raising military pay by 2.4 percent for service members and creating a new branch of the military for space operations passed the House by a vote of 344–81. The bill authorizes enough funds to go head-to-head with sequestration as it makes a return in 2018 unless a budget deal is reached.
The House Armed Services Committee wants to expand the $40,000 Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay for DoD civilians to 2021.
The Navy announced its bonus reenlistment numbers for pilots in 2018. Meanwhile, Congress is trying to give more money to the Air Force to retain pilots.
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to cut some basic housing allowance for dual military couples to save money in the long run. The committee tried to make more drastic cuts last year, but they did not make it into law.
Non-existent sweepstakes, phony lotteries, reverse mortgage schemes and counterfeit drugs — fraudsters have unlimited imagination when if comes to separating people from their money, especially retirees and the elderly. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the National Institute of Transition Planning, offers some advice on avoiding ripoffs on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee stayed quiet on federal pay in its 2018 bill. Without action from Congress, federal civilian employees would receive a 1.9 percent raise next fiscal year. The appropriations bill also includes significant spending cuts to key priorities at the General Services Administration and Office of Personnel Management.
The Senate defense authorization bill increases the Army's active duty end strength by 5,000. It also creates a policy for responding to cyber attacks.