| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:45 PM
In Washington, what isn't said is often important, too.
Without including a word in the bipartisan budget deal that reopened federal agencies on Thursday, Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin paved the way for a 1 percent pay raise for...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Baltimore officials have dropped more than 1,600 spouses, children and others from city health care coverage after workers failed to fill out forms to prove they were eligible dependents.
The city purged the health care rolls after questions were...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her plan to drop ineligible individuals from Baltimore's health care insurance but pledged Friday to accommodate city workers whose family members lost coverage if a city mistake was to blame.
Nearly 2,200 spouses,...
| Aug 11, 2013
For the past year, the Office of Personnel Management has been working on regulations that will allow older federal workers to phase into retirement.
The idea is that these employees would continue to work part time, collect a partial pension — and...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Hundreds of federal workers who say they were not paid on time during the partial government shutdown are suing for compensation.
The suit, initially filed in October on behalf of five Bureau of Prisons workers, has since attracted interest from about...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
Gov. Martin O'Malley's 2012 income of $150,000 was...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
A union representing nearly 1,500 Baltimore County public employees has reached an agreement with the county to extend its contract through 2016.
Members of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees ratified the extension by a vote of 98...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:38 PM
During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage.
But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits.
In a letter to congressional...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Opposition is mounting on the City Council against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s latest sweeping pension change, which would switch new city employees from a traditional pension system to a 401(k)-style plan.
City Councilwoman Helen Holton,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:26 AM
City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...