Key federal-employee policies have changed during Obama administration

Key developments for the federal workforce during President Obama's tenure in the White House.

Federal workers to be surveyed about benefits

Prior polls of the workforce revealed importance of health benefits, retirement programs.

TSP reviewing spousal rights in light of DOMA ruling

High court decision could impact some rights under 401(k)-type plan for federal workers.

Same-sex spouses of federal employees could benefit under high court ruling

Supreme Court decision in Defense of Marriage Act case could open door to expanding health, survivor annuity benefits, but some questions remain.

Key federal employee benefits at stake in DOMA case

Most of public supports extending benefits to same-sex marriages but Supreme Court ruling will set the course.

Federal employee dental and vision insurance program to expand

More plans will participate in 2014 in a dental and vision insurance program open to federal employees and retirees.

Federal law prevails in employee life insurance dispute

Beneficiary choices in program for federal employees override state laws that would cause payments to be made differently, Supreme Court rules.

Benefit rules loosened for federal employees in tornado area

Federal employees affected by the Oklahoma tornado are eligible for special considerations in their health insurance and other benefit programs.