Benefits

Join the Feds in Motion Challenge!

The event is aimed at helping feds stay healthy, in a myriad of ways—while raising money for the key nonprofit that helps government employees with tuition aid and emergency assistance.

GOP Senators want TSP to stay clear of Chinese investments

The group is pressing pending nominees to the board governing the Thrift Savings Plan to keep feds' retirement money out of investments in "China-based" companies.

Report: Student loan forgiveness program improves

Student loan forgiveness is accelerating, under a revamped program for public service workers.

What feds should know: New paid parental bereavement leave benefit

Thanks to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act, feds can take up to two weeks off after the death of a child.

Feds, do you need help with tuition?

Hurry—the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), which offers substantial cash to feds and their families for educational purposes, will soon close out the application process for 2022.

Female feds often underinsured

WAEPA—the Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, a nonprofit provider of insurance and other financial services to feds—offers data showing women in the federal government are underinsured.

Postal reform will finally become law

Congress approves removing significant debt from USPS, and shifting retirees to Medicare.

Bill offers short-term disability insurance for feds

A bill just re-introduced in Congress, if passed, would let feds purchase short-term disability insurance at reasonable rates.

Fed firefighters seek improved claims process

With wildfire season growing to include more months and more acreage each year, and firefighter injuries on the rise, federal firefighters and their allies want rapid reform of the current faulty compensation claims processes.

Postal reform passes in House, marking USPS milestone

Bipartisan support and White House backing has lawmakers and stakeholders optimistic they can finally gain full passage and provide financial relief to the mailing agency.

GAO: Again, problems found in VA’s health records rollout

Audit finds that data quality and stakeholder engagement are two key issues with the rollout.

Survey offers clues on how agencies can mitigate the “Great Resignation”

Economy-watchers lament the so-called Great Resignation, the current trend of accelerated workforce retirements and drop-outs. Whatever its roots, a recent survey indicates how employers might buck the trend—with competitive retirement and other benefits for employees.

Federal Academic Alliance expands

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

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.

FSAFEDS boosts mileage rate for 2022

The Federal Flexible Spending Account Program is raising the allowable expense for medical travel over 12%.

Feds ... it is Open Season!!!

Feds: Open Season ends on Monday, Dec. 13, at midnight. Make sure you've done your research, and chosen your health insurance and related options for 2022.

FEHBP: With premiums up 2.4%, feds, do your homework ...

OPM recently announced that employee premiums will rise an average of 2.4%—a modest increase. Federal employee advocates are advising feds to do a little homework to get the best deal.