Eric Yoder

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The most popular fund in the Thrift Savings Plan could become “virtually worthless” as an investment option under a proposal in the House budget, a spokeswoman says.

  • Mar 24, 2015

The premiums for the new self-plus-one coverage option in the health insurance plan for federal employees and retirees will be capped at no more than the existing family coverage option.

  • Mar 19, 2015

A budget plan unveiled Tuesday by the Republican leaders of the House Budget Committee repeats a proposal to require federal employees to pay more of their salary toward their retirement benefits.

  • Mar 17, 2015

With the federal government due to hit its debt celing Monday, the Treasury Department again will use financial maneuvers to stave off a default.

  • Mar 13, 2015

Some managers fail to act on “poor performing” employees during the one-year probationary period.

  • Mar 10, 2015

The House could vote as soon as Monday evening to give the VA wide discretion to rescind awards paid to its employees.

  • Mar 2, 2015

The House has scheduled a vote for today on a bill to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s use of a pay boost for criminal investigators.

  • Feb 10, 2015

A new accounting shows how many federal employees and retirees there are in each state and congressional district.

  • Feb 10, 2015

The budget also repeats recommendations to expand the health benefits program for federal employees and retirees that Congress has rejected several times in the past.

  • Feb 2, 2015

Federal employees would be eligible for six weeks of paid leave for purposes related to the birth or adoption of a child, under legislation introduced Monday by a group of House Democrats.

  • Jan 26, 2015
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Eric Yoder is a veteran Washington journalist who has written about government, business, law, sports and other topics. He has reported (and researched) for The Washington Post since 2000, concentrating on federal employee issues, the budget and other government policies. He also is the award-winning author of three books of short mysteries for children.
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