The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.
Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?
With the cost of college tuition skyrocketing, getting a degree without drowning in debt may seem nearly impossible. The author lists some options and benefits available to federal employees to help offset the growing costs of higher education.
Will federal employees get extra time off on New Year’s Eve? It is an unlikely scenario when one looks at historical precedent.
Which president has been the most generous with time off at Christmas? How do the 4 hours of extra time off this year compare with what has been done in the past when Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday?
President Obama has issued an executive order granting federal workers an extra half day off on Christmas Eve.
Many readers are asking why the Self Plus One option is not more economical than the Self and Family health insurance option. What should an alert couple or single parent learn from a “witches’ brew of competing forces” affecting the cost of this new option?