Federal retirees depend on their federal civil service annuity for much of their retirement income, but states facing financial problems may be looking to public sector pensions as a source of new revenue.
A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.
The majority of federal employees will not retire with a million dollars or more in their Thrift Savings Plan. However, the author notes that the potential exists for federal workers to generate retirement income equivalent to that of having a TSP portfolio of over $1 million using other benefits available to them.
The 2016 presidential election season continues to pick up steam as the field of candidates has narrowed considerably after the first few rounds of state primaries. Which candidate would you prefer to see as the nominee for president in 2016?
The author outlines seven basic principles that he says have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free from political influence.
Administrative paid leave has made headlines as a result of GAO reports and bills introduced in Congress to restrict agencies’ use of this procedure for a variety of reasons. A new report from the GAO highlights the problems in DHS—the agency with the most employees on this type of paid leave for more than 1 year.