Reps. Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) haven’t forgotten about rising premium rates to the Federal Long Term Care Program, and they certainly haven’t forgotten about the Office of Personnel Management’s response when asked what the agency planned to do about rising costs.
The Air Force is giving battlefield airmen incentive pay even when they are not in a war zone to encourage them to seek medical care and stay in the service.
A House panel wants to give military spouses up to $500 to get relicensed in their occupations after station changes in order to make relocation easier on families.
A House panel wants to make it illegal to share intimate photos without consent. The panel also wants to expand help for male victims of sexual assault.
The House Armed Services’ Personnel Subcommittee suggests a 2.4 percent increase in military pay and 17,000 more troops for the Army.
The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.
The VA is shortening the time it takes for student veterans to get the payments they need to attend school through the G.I. bill. Lawmakers still think the time is too long, however.
In one of her first public appearances, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson gives pilots more flexibility in contract lengths.
After years of people complaining that nothing was getting done because of gridlock between Congress and the White House, suddenly lots of federal workers and retirees are now worried that gridlock will go away.
While one fund took an unexpected downturn into the red, the rest of the federal retirement funds generally posted higher returns last month or remained relatively unchanged.
President Donald Trump’s new budget has many federal employees seeing red, as in Republican, and feeling blue, as in Democratic. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains why.
Have you read so much about the proposed 2018 budget that you feel like your head will explode? Do you just want to know which provisions would affect you, but are having trouble separating it from all the rest? Federal News Radio has boiled it all down to some key takeaways all federal employees need to know. If you read nothing else about the budget, read this.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says current and future federal retirees would lose thousands of dollars in cost-of-living benefits if Congress goes along with the president’s plan to put them on a zero-COLA plan.
Do you know what’s in your federal benefits package? If not you should. Federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan will explain why when she joins host Mike Causey on this week’s Your Turn. May 31, 2017