Pay & Benefits

Federal Employee Pay and Benefits for 2018

By on May 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay and Benefits for 2018

The 2018 federal budget is shaping up to be one that could reflect major changes in the federal pay and benefits package for employees.

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Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

By on May 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Goldilocks and Federal Employee Pay

Are federal employees overpaid or underpaid relative to the private sector? The author says the answer is not as simple as answering this one question.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

By on May 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Dueling Statistics on Federal Employee Pay

A House committee held a hearing on federal employee compensation. Interest groups are out in force. Here is a summary of competing arguments.

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Pay Freeze Continues for Some Federal Officials

By on May 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Freeze Continues for Some Federal Officials

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued a notice about a continuing pay freeze for senior federal officials.

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What Are The Differences Between the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA?

By on May 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Are The Differences Between the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA?

Can federal employees invest in both the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA? The author explains the similarities and differences between these two retirement savings account types.

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What Are My Rights With Respect to Uncompensated Overtime?

By on May 10, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Are My Rights With Respect to Uncompensated Overtime?

My supervisor frequently has me work more than 80 hours in a pay period. What laws govern this and what rights do I have to hold the agency accountable for compensation?

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Legislation Would Move TSA Employees to GS Pay System

By on May 7, 2017 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Move TSA Employees to GS Pay System

Legislation recently reintroduced in the House would put TSA employees under the General Schedule pay system.

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How Are TSP Participants Investing Their Money?

By on May 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Are TSP Participants Investing Their Money?

Here are the latest data on TSP investors and how they invest their money.

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