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House appropriators formally endorse Biden’s 2022 federal pay proposal

House members are silent on federal pay in their 2022 draft appropriations bill, meaning they’ll defer to the president’s recommendation for a 2.7% raise…

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

House to support 2.7% federal pay raise, Wexton says

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IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR

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Postal reform bill could raise health premiums for federal workers, employee group warns

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Federal health insurance programs are now ‘essential’ during future shutdowns, OPM says

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Budget shortfalls obstruct needed improvements across OPM, IG says

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Good/bad news about your current health plan

There are lots of things you can do during the upcoming season that could decrease your premium and out of pocket costs without impacting your coverage….

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The $2,000 health premium surprise!

Bottom line, if you do nothing, as per usual, expect to pay more. But with a little hustle you can pay much less.

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calculating your 2021 take-home pay requires some serious mental gymnastics

Federal health insurance premiums will see a moderate increase next year, but the president’s payroll tax deferral makes calculating next year’s paycheck all the more tough.

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