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OPM releases WellCheck program results

The Office of Personnel Management has released its biannual report of agency wellness programs, showing three agencies receiving perfect scores.

Understanding CSRS and FERS Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) - Part II

In most years, federal annuitants receive cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to their annuities. In the second of two columns explaining COLAs, this week’s column discusses COLAs for those annuitants covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Included in the discussion is how the FERS COLA is determined and at what age FERS annuitants get their first COLA.

Understanding CSRS and FERS Cost-of-living Adjustments - Part I

In most years, federal annuitants receive cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) to their annuities. In the first of two columns explaining COLAs, this week’s column discusses COLAs for those annuitants covered by the Civil Service Retirement System or CSRS. Included in the discussion will be how the COLA is determined and when the COLA becomes effective each year.

TSP announces new method for catch-up contributions

The Thrift Savings Plan, on July 24, announced its plans to change the “spillover” method for making catch-up contributions for certain active TSP participants.

Senator’s ‘Stop Improper Federal Bonuses Act’ bill advances

A Senate oversight committee has advanced a bill that would prohibit federal agencies from giving bonuses to employees who have committed major infractions under an agency’s code of conduct.

TSP introduces new ‘spillover’ method for catch-up contributions

The Thrift Savings Plan, on July 24, announced its plans to change the “spillover” method for making catch-up contributions for certain active TSP participants.

GSA seals new deal for fed work travel discounts

The General Services Administration announced that it has awarded contracts for its employee travel program that will reduce overall costs.

Bill gives vets a break during bankruptcy proceedings

New legislation that recently passed the House will protect the financial security of veterans who receive disability benefits and may be experiencing financial hardship.

Federal Salary Council divided on need for change

Trump appointees to the Federal Salary Council are pushing for more comprehensive changes to the government compensation plans.

Fed paid family leave passes in House

The House Defense authorization bill, which contains a provision that would permit federal employees to move from taking unpaid family leave to taking paid family leave, passed the House of Representatives.

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