Pay

Bill proposes 5.1 percent pay boost for feds

Like other Americans, feds are enduring a sustained rise in consumer prices. Pay raises have simply not kept up. Proposed legislation would go a long way toward easing the hurt imposed by inflation—but not until 2023.

Employee Policy

DHS launches new program to recruit, train climate professionals

The program—aimed at recruiting recent graduates as well as current federal employees—is one of the department's efforts meant to focus DHS on adapting to climate change.

Employee Policy

MSPB passes five-year mark without a quorum

Without a quorum on the Merit Systems Protection Board, the panel is unable to issue decisions for appeals—leaving thousands in limbo and a critical part of the civil service system non-functional.

Sponsor Content

Augmented Reality for First Responders

Verizon partners with Ericsson, Qwake Technologies, Cradlepoint, and Inseego to help firefighters see in the dark with 5G and augmented reality.

Retirement

OPM: Annual notices to retirees delayed

OPM is delaying in mailing out its annual official notice on annuity adjustments. But the agency says annuitants should be able to avoid the delay by accessing the same information, specific to their own accounts, online.

Pay

Pay boost for overworked BOP staff

Bureau of Prisons workers at two understaffed and overworked facilities are slated to receive both pay raises and retention bonuses, after hefty efforts by their unions in cooperation with management.

Benefits

Federal Academic Alliance expands

Several new schools and training offerings have been added to the program that offers reduced tuition to feds.

FEND

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Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of January 6, 2022

FEND

Snow shutters D.C. fed offices—twice

Winter storms hit the D.C. area last week, twice shutting down the federal government's in-person workspaces.

Sponsor Content

3 Ways Government Can Successfully Deploy AI/ML

A Google search for artificial intelligence can lead readers to stories portraying this technology in the best and worst ways, but what exactly is AI?

FEND

PPS leadership training

A leading good government group, the Partnership for Public Service, urges feds to consider taking its latest management development course, designed to help GS-7s to GS-11s get more out of their careers.

FEND

Senior Execs launch new awards for top feds

SEA, which represents federal senior execs, is seeking nominees for a new set of awards, to throw a spotlight on the best of the best among these leaders, with recipients to be chosen in the coming months.

FEND

FSAFEDS: Mileage expense boosted

With gasoline and other driving costs up, the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program is boosting the permissible expense for medical travel by over 12%.

FEND

1/6: Feds condemn Capitol attack

Feds and employee organizations look back on last year's violent riot, commemorating the dead and wounded, denouncing the violence and expressing concern about what it all might mean for the future.

Employee Policy

Smithsonian Leaders and Union Representatives Disagree Over Museum Openings

Many Smithsonian facilities are located in Washington, D.C., which has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

Benefits

Leadership training might just jump-start your career

The Partnership for Public Service is offering a new management development program that will help GS-7s to GS-11s get more from their careers.

Employee Policy

Feds mark Jan. 6 with sorrow, condemnation

Federal employees and their union representatives remembered last year's violent riot that tried to stop the constitutionally mandated congressional certification of electoral votes.

Employee Policy

OPM disputes 2021 court ruling on firing feds for poor performance

Comments from the Office of Personnel Management in a recent rulemaking could change how agencies approach performance improvement plans and termination for cause.

Employee Policy

Workplace COVID safety weakened, just as omicron hits

An interim health care workplace coronavirus protection standard has been allowed to expire, and employees and their representatives want protection reinstated—now.