Developments at the MSPB: On November 22, 2016, the Merit Systems Protection Board (Board) issued its decision in Elder v. Department of the Air Force, 2016 MPSB 41. The Board reversed the removal of Mr. Elder, finding retaliation for Mr. Elder's efforts to enforce his whistleblower complaint settlement agreement.
Federal employees are not immune to cost increases.
Across the country, Americans are getting bad news about (another) steep rise in their health insurance premiums for 2017. This is true for most federal workers too. The government announced last month that federal health plans will rise 6.2 percent. That is an average, which means some receiving medical care through the Federal Employee Health Benefits program (FEHB) will see double-digit increases in premiums, deductibles and/or co-pays, depending on the specific federal agency and the coverage tier they have chosen.