The long expected “retirement wave” of federal employees is beginning to materialize, with roughly 14 percent of feds eligible to retire today.
The maximum buyout for federal employees to leave government service has not increased since it was first authorized in 2002, and Senate lawmakers are trying to change that.
The largest union representing federal employees has filed a lawsuit against President Trump alleging that his recent executive orders deny workers their legal right to representation in the workplace.
The U.S. Air Force said it will ask as many as 1,000 retirees to come back to work in pilot staff, combat system officer and air battle manager positions.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., calls recent retirement cut proposals, “draconian,” but OPM Director Jeff Pon contends that he is bringing federal retirement benefits into the 21st century with his plan.
While the Office of Personnel Management director wants to make federal employee retirement benefits more in line with the public sector, one lawmaker says the proposed changes only make the federal government a less attractive employer than the private sector.
The Office of Personnel Management reduced its retirement claims backlog in April, but the agency increased the time it took to process claims.
Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon has proposed changes to federal employees’ retirement benefits to more align them with that of the private sector.
Less than six months after being nominated to lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the acting director announced on Monday that he will retire this summer.
After steep increases to Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program premiums that alarmed federal lawmakers several years ago, the Office of Personnel Management still does not have a plan in place to make sure such increases don't happen again.