Is There a Cadillac Tax in Your Future?

November 23, 2014 12:09 PM Comments

Is there a “Cadillac” tax on your federal employee health benefits in the future? The tax goes into effect in 2018. Here are the details and how federal employees could be affected.

Federal Workers Get First Crack at Phased Retirement

November 23, 2014 11:01 AM Comments

The nation’s largest employer, the federal government, on Nov. 6 began accepting applications for phased retirement. While the rules apply only to federal workers, they could serve as a pilot project for the private sector.

How to Feel Secure in Retirement

November 24, 2014 4:15 AM Comments

Here are some tips that will make you feel more secure in retired life.

Defense Secretary Hagel to Resign

November 24, 2014 10:29 AM Comments

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is reportedly stepping down due to pressure from the Obama administration, according to news reports Monday.

Hundreds of Thousands of Feds Can Join Multimillion Shutdown Lawsuit

November 22, 2014 1:09 PM Comments

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees deemed “essential” during the 2013 government shutdown will be able to join a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the government, a judge for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims decided.

How the Republican Congress Can Win The Public’s Trust

November 24, 2014 7:05 AM Comments

The author says that Republicans have won Congress but not the public’s trust and that earning that trust will require them to prove that they put the public interest ahead of their own. One bill mentioned in this regard involves expelling congressional employees from the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.

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I Am AFGE: Audrey Townsend

In this video series from AFGE, Audrey Townsend, AFGE Local 383 Women's Coordinator and Investigator for the Government of the District of Columbia, is profiled about her service as a federal employee.

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