pay & benefits

  • Traffic Tie-Ups During the Inauguration

    It’s only been three days since the election and the Obama administration is already having an impact on our traffic. Adam Tuss is the Sprawl and Crawl reporter for our sister station, WTOP Radio, and…

  • OPM eliminates time-in grade restriction

    Federal employees at a General Schedule grade 5 and above no longer have to stay in their current grade for a year before being able to be compete for a new job at a higher…

  • Friday Fun Day

    It’s unusually warm for this time of year, but there are still some fun fall activities you and your family can enjoy. Karl Teel is publisher of Recreation News and gives us more info. Click…

  • New Online Retirement Tool

    Retirees who want to figure out their benefits have a first-rated online service at their fingertips. The Social Security Administration recently received top accolades for its new online retirement estimator. Commissioner of Social Security Michael…

  • CBP: Help wanted

    Border agency recruits in N.Va. suburbs

  • Plan Smart, Make the Right Choice

    Open Season started on Monday — but what does that really mean for you? PlanSmartChoice is a free website that helps federal employees figure out what the best choices are for themselves when it comes…

  • USPS refutes layoff rumor

    It’s not true! The United States Postal Service says there’s a rumor going around that 40,000 employees will soon be laid off. USPS reiterates this is just that — a rumor. According to a press…

  • Checking on Your TSP

    It’s nearing the end of the year and we want to keep you up to date on all the retirement news for your TSP account. Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs for the Thrift Saving…

  • Security Clearance Plan

    The security clearance process for feds has been improving over the past several months, but now the Obama Administration is looking to hire six-thousand new employees. Tim McManus is Vice President of Education and Outreach…

  • Friday Fun Day

    Today’s weather wasn’t too bad. It’s a nice taste of what’s to come as we begin to thaw. Unfortunately, it won’t last! Expect bitter cold temperatures to return this weekend. But there are still plenty…