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 Compensation & Benefits

  1. OPM partners with college to offer feds tuition discount

    Federal employees and their families will soon be getting a discount on tuition at the University of Maryland University College, according to an announcement by the Office of Personnel Management.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  2. The pay disparity between male and female federal employees is narrowing, but still exists. EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty Images

    OPM: Women still paid less than men

    Women working in the federal government made $0.87 for every dollar a man was paid, a new pay study shows.

    • Apr. 11, 2014
  3. SINET's Robert Rodriguez John Todd / isiphotos.com

    Federal Government still facing cyber brain drain

    The federal government is losing talent in cyber fields, and the problem is only going to get worse, according to one expert.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  4. U.S. Sen. Paul Ryan (R-WI) authored the budget proposal passed by the House 219 to 205April 10. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Alex Wong / Getty Images

    GOP budget boosting fed pension contributions passes House

    Plan also would allow workforce size to diminish, replaces pensions entirely for younger feds.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  5. Rep. Hal Rogers wants to maintain Congress's self-imposed pay freeze. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Lawmakers seek to extend congressional pay freeze

    A pay freeze for members of Congress would be extended for another year, under legislation passed out of the House Appropriations Committee by voice vote April 9.

    • Apr. 9, 2014
  6. President Obama is trying to reduce gender discrimination in contractor pay. Getty Images

    Obama attacks sex discrimination in contractor workforce

    Memo, exectuive order impose rules to address pay discrepancies.

    • Apr. 7, 2014
  7. Archuleta

    Senators press OPM for accountability on pension processing

    The Office of Personnel Management must do a better job of processing pension applications and modernizing its archaic systems, a group of senators said in an April 4 letter to OPM chief Katherine Archuleta.

    • Apr. 4, 2014
  8. Some members of Congress are pressing for a larger pay riase for federal employees, but the odds are against them. William Thomas Cain / Getty Images

    Federal pay raise increase faces long odds

    Managers must step forward to improve sagging morale

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  9. VA paid more than $200 million for wrongful deaths

    The Veterans Affairs Department has paid out more than $200 million in wrongful death payments in the 10 years after Sept. 11, 2001, according to a new report.

    • Apr. 3, 2014
  10. The Obama administration laid out a new set of surveillance rules Thursday that would transfer the storage of millions of telephone records from the government to private phone companies. Saul Loeb / AFP

    Obama unveils plan to change NSA data collection

    The Obama administration laid out a new set of surveillance rules Thursday that would transfer the storage of millions of telephone records from the government to private phone companies.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
  11. Katherine Archuleta, shown here during her 2013 confirmation hearing, touted health insurance as a key factor on which the federal government must remain competitive with the private sector. Mike Morones/Staff

    OPM chief: Affordable health benefits key to talented workforce

    A robust health insurance plan is critical for attracting a talented scientists, researchers and engineers into federal careers, Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta said Thursday.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
  12. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew welcomes agency employees back following the government shutdown in October, 2013. Treasury Department

    Bill would give feds a bigger raise

    President Obama proposed 1 percent, but some lawmakers want to do better.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  13. Lt. Gen. Samuel Cox, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, said that the military and civilian cuts are 'designed to maintain a smaller, more streamlined, ready and capable force in the future.' Mike Morones/Air Force

    AF civilians have another shot at early retirement, separation

    The Air Force said March 26 it will offer a second round of early retirements and voluntary separation payments to civilian employees.

    • Mar. 26, 2014
  14. Mary Beth Hasty takes part in a protest at a fundraiser for President Obama during his 2012 re-election campaign, urging protection for gay and lesbian contractor employees. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    Pressure builds on Obama to issue non-discrimination order

    Protection urged for gay and lesbian contractor employees

    • Mar. 19, 2014
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