Author Archive

Michael Gennaro

Editorial Intern

Retirement

First responder retirement bill gets a unanimous Senate vote

The legislation allows first responders with disabilities to continue receiving federal retirement benefits in the same manner as though they had not been disabled.

Retirement

Proposed OPM rule would align congressional retirement dates and contributions with those of feds

Laws passed in 2012 and 2013 changed retirement benefits and contributions for members of Congress and their staff.

TSP

TSP funds tick up after two months of losses

Nearly all of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings plan posted gains in October.

Employee Policy

Voting or volunteering at the polls on Election Day, but not sure on leave policy? We can help

President Biden signed an executive order in March 2021 that outlines leave policies for voting as well as serving as poll workers or observers.

Employee Policy

EPA workers file suit over remote work policies

EPA employees in the agency's largest region allege their remote work requests have been unfairly denied.

Benefits

OPM Director highlights the importance of mental health

The news comes as a part of a roundup of recent pay and benefits developments.

Benefits

OPM Director: Be careful not to leave savings on the table during Open Season ...

The advice from the head of the Office of Personnel Management comes as part of a roundup of pay and benefits news.

Pay

Money may not be federal workers' main motive for quitting

We explore some of the reasons driving federal employees to leave government service, and offer a roundup of other pay and benefits news.