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Lawmakers reintroduce parental leave legislation

Banking on having an ally under the new administration, two lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would give paid parental leave to federal employees.

Lawmaker proposes higher pay raise for feds

A Virginia lawmaker has introduced legislation that would give feds a 3.2 percent pay raise in 2018, compared with the 2.1 percent raise for 2017.

New rule offers way for individual lawmakers to cut federal pay, jobs

The House of Representatives kicked off the new year by voting to re-instate a long-dead—and highly controversial procedural tool; the Holman Rule.

New mileage reimbursement rates posted

The General Services Administration has posted the new mileage reimbursement rates for personally owned vehicles that took effect Jan. 1.

President-elect's OMB pick raises concern

President elect Donald Trump’s nomination of an outspoken critic of the federal workforce and its budget to lead the Office of Management and Budget is raising some alarm.

Pay Agent rejects locality pay proposal

Based on the recommendations of the Federal Salary Council, the advisory group that makes pay recommendations to the President’s Pay Agent, two new localities have tentatively been approved, but the agent did not agree on all of the council's recommendations.

Informed Investor: TSP Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

The IRS announced that there will be no changes as to how much employees can contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and to IRAs during 2017. This week’s column discusses the changes to the TSP and to IRAs taking effect in 2017, including higher income eligibility limits for contributing to deductible traditional IRAs and to Roth IRAs.

Businesses—not just workers—need vacations

A report from Project TimeOff demonstrates that workaholism—and an unwillingness by about half of the American workforce to take vacation time—is hurting employees, and employers.

Obama matches 2017 pay increases

Civilian federal employees will see a 0.5 percent increase to their expected pay raise for 2017.

NDAA passes Senate

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a pay increase for military personnel, a new policy on paid administration leave and prohibits another round of base closings, passed the Senate last week.

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