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Obama directs 1% pay bump for federal workers, 1.3% increase for military members

Federal civilian employees and military members will see a modest pay raise in the new year, according to an Aug. 28 letter from President Obama to Congress.

New study finds young people aren't clamoring for federal jobs

Millennials, known as those born in the years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, now make up only 6.6 percent of the federal workforce, down from 9.1 percent in 2010.

VA's backlog of disability claims falls to lowest point in history, top official says

VA Under Secretary for Benefits Allison Hickey said the backlog stands at 98,535, representing an 84-percent reduction from the peak of 611,000 claims in March 2013.

Federal manager associations call for review of VA exec 'hit list'

Two federal manager associations are calling for Congress to investigate what the two organizations say is a "hit list" of Veterans Affairs Department executives.

DigitalGov team maps user experience to improve USA.gov

USAjobs.gov hasn't been the easiest recruiting website to navigate, so the General Services Administration's DigitalGov team mapped out use cases to better understand customer experiences and identify areas for improvement.

GSA sets new per diem rate at $140 based on lodging industry data

Most feds will have $140 to spend each day on food, lodging and incidental expenses for fiscal 2016, according to an Aug. 14 General Services Administration statement.

Federal contractors ask White House to slow stream of executive orders

The federal contracting community wants the Obama administration to halt the flow of executive orders focused on reforming the industry after a draft executive order that would mandate federal contractors to give employees paid sick leave was leaked. 

USPS third-quarter earnings a mixed bag

The report marks the first time in almost two years USPS did not turn an operational profit.

MSPB: Supervisors have authority to fire federal workers but don't use it

Supervisors who are unhappy with federal civilian employees' performance often keep them in jobs despite having legal tools for terminating employment, a new report finds.

Defense cuts, sequestration continue to dog military families, survey shows

Almost three-quarters of military families expect to feel the financial effects of defense spending cuts and sequestration, a new survey found.