Key federal-employee policies have changed during Obama administration

January 29

In Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, President Obama announced no new initiatives directly affecting federal employees. That’s not unusual for an annual speech that typically focuses on broad economic, national security and foreign policy themes.

But even without such a jump-start, changes commonly are made each year in important aspects of federal employment, including pay, retirement and other benefits, and workplace policies.

The accompanying table shows key developments during Obama’s time in office.

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