Federal employees at retirement normally begin to take monthly payments under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Just how much a FERS check amounts to is calculated in a formula based on an employee’s “high-3” -- the highest three years of salary a federal worker earned.
As many feds will tell you, hiring and retention practices at agencies are not ideal. And over the years, report after report from the Government Accountability Office and other reviewing bodies have buttressed this view, and pressed for change.
Leaders of the VA's $16 billion health record modernization plan look to jumpstart their implementation schedule.
Postal employees are being instructed not to speak to the media, according to leaked memos obtained by Motherboard from postal employees in two districts
The same day Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) announced she intended to subpoena Postmaster General Louis DeJoy for documents related to mail delays, DeJoy sent a letter to congressional oversight leaders pledging to provide weekly updates.
President Donald Trump’s executive order deferring tax withholdings will go into effect with federal employees’ second September paycheck, despite condemnation from business and union officials.
Excess overtime is being caused by understaffing, inadequate oversight and data collection errors, according to a new report from the Postal Service’s inspector general.
The Office of Personnel Management is issuing interim regulations to make it easier for agencies to restore annual leave to essential employees whose unused leave was forfeited because of their work in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
The NFC said it plans to eliminate deductions for Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance in accordance with the president’s Aug. 8 executive order deferring deductions due to COVID-19.
The latest survey of 5,500 Thrift Savings Plan participants shows that nearly 9 out of ten federal employees said they are happy with it, though satisfaction dipped a bit -- likely because of the fallout from the pandemic.
The Office of Management and Budget is developing another technology reskilling pilot, this time aimed at fostering data science talent.
In an Aug. 26 statement, Office of Special Counsel noted that though it has responsibility to enforce the Hatch Act, it “has no statutory authority to enforce or advise on criminal provisions…. That task belongs solely to the U.S. Department of Justice.”
Some injured or disabled feds may be better off not drawing from the Federal Employees Retirement System but instead electing to continue to draw disability pay under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program, a new Government Accountability Office report says.
The planned furloughs of more than 13,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees set for Aug. 30 have been cancelled, the agency announced today.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s taped address from the Middle East to be played during the Republican convention is raising ire among critics.
The Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification cards for military family members, dependents, retirees and other eligible card holders will replace the paper cards in service since 1993.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.), who heads a border security subcommittee, are asking the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service to push back 13,000 employee furloughs that are scheduled to take effect Aug. 30.
As feds return to the workplace, they may wonder if social distancing, face masks and frequent cleaning of surfaces are enough to keep them safe from COVID-19.
The Government Accountability Office is sticking to its guns on its legal opinion that states that top officials at the Department Homeland Security were elevated in violation of federal law.
The plight of the United States Postal Service has captured America’s attention. Will it collapse? Here’s what you need to know.