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Will federal pay freeze rear its head again?

With the House postponing a vote on extending the federal pay freeze, feds are back on course to get a slight pay increase in March for the first time in two years. But Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and an expert on public-sector compensation, says that the pressing budget issues the government faces means the issue of federal pay probably isn't going anywhere.

Monday - 02/04/2013, 07:49pm EST
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What's next for feds?

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, discusses what the next few weeks, and the next four years, will be like for political appointees and federal workers.
January 23, 2013

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 06:36pm EST
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House postpones federal pay freeze vote

The House has postponed a vote on a bill to extend the federal pay freeze through the rest of 2013. In its place, the House is set to vote on a measure withholding congressional pay unless lawmakers pass a budget part of a broader deal to extend the debt limit.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 05:01pm EST

House bill blocks pay increase for feds

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) introduced a bill that would block a 0.5 percent pay raise for federal workers slated to go into effect March 27. In an executive order issued late last month, President Barack Obama mandated a 0.5 percent pay increase.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 04:15pm EST

The "state" of the estate tax

Host Bob Leins talks about the new federal estate tax law and other estate tax issues with attorney Marc Levine.
January 14, 2013

Monday - 01/14/2013, 08:31pm EST
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Are happy days here again for the TSP?

Financial planner Arthur Stein, will answer your questions about the Thrift Savings Plan, and give advice on what you should be doing with your TSP accounts.
January 9, 2013

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 07:07pm EST
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The TSP in 2013

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan host a round table discussion of the Thrift Savings Plan and what's ahead for the TSP this year.
January 7, 2013

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 12:22am EST
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Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 3, 2013

John Kamensky from the IBM Center for The Business of Government talks about two decades of a results-oriented federal performance management system. Allan Holmes of Bloomberg Government discusses the top technology issues facing the government in 2013. Jeffrey Neal of ICF International sheds light on OPM's new guide to executive development. Jacque Simon of AFGE discusses legislation that could freeze federal pay to the end of the year.

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 09:04am EST

Sequester delayed for two months; pay freeze extension still possible

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick introduced a bill to extend the pay freeze for federal workers for all of fiscal 2013. The Senate still must pass the bill.

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:24am EST

Tips on how to land a federal job

Benefits expert and federal career specialist John Grobe, offers advice on how to get a job in the federal government.
December 26, 2012

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 11:43pm EST
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Fiscal cliff, sequestration and more

Federal Times senior writers Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey will update us on sequestration, buyouts, and the big issues affecting federal workers in 2013.
December 19, 2012

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 08:13pm EST
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Federal judges sue to win promised pay increases

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October ordered Congress to pay six federal judges years of back pay.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 10:41am EST

FEHBP open season

Walton Francis, author of the Consumer's Checkbook Guide to Federal Health Plans, will provide tips on what to look for when choosing your health benefits.
November 28, 2012

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 12:08am EST
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OPM survey: Tight budgets, pay freeze 'taking toll' on employee satisfaction

Employee satisfaction across the federal government is sagging, according to the 2012 Employee Viewpoint Survey released by the Office of Personnel Management Wednesday. While there weren't any drastic drops, scores governmentwide were down in every major measure, including employees' satisfaction with their jobs, supervisors and pay.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 06:13pm EST

Tips for Open Season 2013

Benefits consultants Walton Francis and Ed Zurndorfer offer top tips for federal employees considering a new health plan. Open Season runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 10.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 12:43pm EST
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Medicare Part B and the presidential election

NARFE's David Snell joins host Mike Causey to talk about best health care buys for federal retirees. Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will discuss the presidential election and its impact on feds.
November 7, 2012

Wednesday - 11/07/2012, 08:18pm EST
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Medicare - all you need to know!

David Santana, health insurance specialist for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gives an overview of the Medicare system.
October 22, 2012

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:34am EDT
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How FEEA and Long Term Care Partners are helping feds

Steve Bauer from the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, and Joan Melanson from Long Term Care Partners will talk about the services offered by their organizations.
October 19, 2012

Saturday - 10/20/2012, 12:19am EDT
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Pay gap between government, private sector widens to 34 percent

The gap in pay between federal employees and private-sector workers jumped eight percent since last year, according to new data presented at a Federal Salary Council meeting Friday. On average, federal employees earn 34 percent less than their private-sector counterparts, according to the council's analysis.

Friday - 10/19/2012, 06:42pm EDT

OPM details 2013 health plan premium increases

Federal employees will see a slight increase averaging 3.4 percent in what they pay towards their 2013 health plan premiums.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 09:41am EDT
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