Bill would reconcile locality pay disparity

House lawmakers are sponsoring legislation that would address a conflict in regional locality pay boundaries that has produced unequal calculation of wages for blue- and white-collar federal workers.

HHS secretary says possible Hatch Act violations unintentional, corrected

President Obama is now reviewing an Office of Special Counsel report about possible Hatch Act violations by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

TSP to begin actively withholding child support payments

The Thrift Savings Plan will begin to utilize its authority to garnish the accounts of TSP participants who are behind in paying child support.

OPM releases list of medically-underserved states

The Office of Personnel Management has released its annual list of states that qualify as medically-underserved areas under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Most feds don't believe innovation is rewarded, study finds

While federal employees are seeking ways to perform their jobs better, many don't believe innovation and creativity are rewarded.

Town hall spotlights best in federal service

A panel of five top administration officials participated in a well-attended town hall-style meeting May 3 in Washington to commemorate Public Service Recognition Week.

Agencies unite to support military families, servicemembers

Sixteen federal agencies will collaborate to offer a broader range of services to military families as part of President Obama’s new effort to provide more support to servicemembers who have borne the heavy burden of fighting two overseas wars.

Suicide Prevention Task Force Launched for Troops, Vets

In an effort to reduce the suicide rate within the armed forces, a national suicide prevention alliance has launched a special task force dedicated to preventing suicides among servicemembers and veterans.

In Brief: New Web Site To Monitor Fed Travel “Excesses”

A new independent issue Web site was launched in October, focusing on publishing information on what its staff argue is wasteful travel by federal government employees.

New website to monitor fed travel excesses

A new independent issue website has been launched this month, focusing on publishing information on what its staff argue is wasteful travel by federal government employees.

Craigslist Founder Helps HHS With Employee Idea Competition

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, is helping the Health and Human Services Department publicize its employee-only HHS Innovates idea competition.