Night Pay For FWS Employees

October 21, 2014 4:08 PM Comments

The author looks at Federal Wage System rules for deciding what qualifies as night work, how much night pay will be, and any conditions that may impact receipt of night pay for a WG, WL or WS employee assigned to a shift that includes night hours.

Grassley Expresses Alarm at Thousands of Federal Workers on Paid Leave for Months

October 21, 2014 2:01 PM Comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa expressed concern this week at the findings of a new report, issued at his request, documenting that tens of thousands of federal employees were on paid leave for at least one month and several hundred employees for nine months to three years, over a recent three-year period.

Politics and Locality Pay

October 20, 2014 3:45 PM Comments

No action has been taken on a recommendation to approve new locality pay areas in 2015.

Report: Federal Workers Received $775M In Paid Leave Over Three Years

October 20, 2014 3:29 PM Comments

The federal government spent more than $775 million over three years on salaries for workers put on administrative leave.

How to Make Your Savings Outlive You

October 21, 2014 2:30 PM Comments

It’s the great retirement debate: How much can retirees spend each year without running out of money before they run out of breath?

Justice Division Takes On Economic Spying, Cybercrime

October 21, 2014 4:39 PM Comments

The Justice Department is expanding its National Security division to take on threats to the country from state-sponsored economic espionage and cybercrime, assistant attorney general for national security John Carlin said Tuesday.

2015 COLA for Social Security, Federal Retirees to be Announced This Week

October 19, 2014 10:24 AM Comments

What will the COLA be in 2015? Here is a quick summary. The percentage will be less than the increase of the average FEHB increase next year.

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