By Elizabeth Dilts
NEW YORK -- The U.S. government's effort at cutting spending across the board is hurting a population once considered among the most financially stable -- dual income families where both partners are government employees.
Starting on Monday, employees at agencies such as the Federal Aviation... Read More »
When it rains it pours -- especially when there's bad news about the job market.
A cash crunch at the National Weather Service means that up to 5,000 federal workers may find themselves without paychecks for two weeks this summer, should Congress fail to allocate the $36 million the agency needs to meet... Read More »
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee has approved legislation to give benefits to same-sex partners of federal workers.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee sent the legislation to the full Senate on Wednesday. The Senate has failed to pass previous versions of the bill. Read More »
Nearly a quarter of a million dollars. That's how much a U.S. Department of Agriculture employee was paid last year under a presidential program that recognizes exceptional performance on the job.
The government worker, a veterinarian, was paid $179,700 in base salary and given a $62,895 "service bonus" for... Read More »
By Jim Abrams
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal workers were $15 billion losers as Congress looked for ways to pay for parts of the just-passed legislation to extend the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits through the end of the year. Read More »
By Andrew Taylor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The average federal worker earns about 2 percent more than a private sector worker in a comparable profession, though the government's generous pension system means that overall compensation is significantly higher, a government study released Monday said.
Once pension... Read More »
By Judi Hasson, AOL Government
The congressional Super Committee has received several proposals to reduce the federal deficit with more pay freezes and less benefits for federal employees and a smaller federal workforce overall.
Specifically, there are proposals in both the House and Senate to eliminate... Read More »
By Randolph E. Schmid
WASHINGTON -- The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as many as 120,000 jobs.
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the agency also wants to pull its workers out of the retirement and health benefits plans covering federal workers... Read More »