An advisory council concluded that the “pay gap” is somewhat smaller but split over whether to recommend changes.
The maximum for regular investments in the savings plan will increase by $500 from the current $18,500 while an additional amount allowed for those ages 50 and older will remain $6,000.
Recent gathering of experts on personnel policies also supports Trump administration plan to break up Office of Personnel Management, senior management official says.
Some federal employees who are under a retirement program that doesn't include Social Security qualify for a benefit from it through other work, but that benefit typically is reduced.
The upcoming inflation adjustment for retirees will be the largest since 2012.
The life insurance program for federal employees has open seasons only rarely, but they can enroll or add coverage at other times under certain conditions.
Jeff Tien Han Pon was at odds with the administration over its planned revamp of the Office of Personnel Management.
OMB Deputy Director Margaret Weichert takes over as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees policies for career civil servants.
Health insurance coverage and other considerations arise for federal employees who move to other countries in retirement.
If there's no general raise for federal employees in 2019, some employees might still receive “within-grade” raises — or they might not. That would have to be decided.