What Can’t The Federal Government Do To Its Employees?

August 28, 2014 3:05 PM Comments

Prohibited personnel practices outline what federal managers may not do when it comes to their employees. The author highlights 13 specific examples of these prohibited actions federal employees should be aware of.

Modified Divorce Ruling Handed Down Before Retirement Must Be Considered In Deciding Survivor Annuity

August 27, 2014 4:11 PM Comments

In yet another case involving the current wife and ex-wife fighting over a federal retiree’s survivor’s annuity, the appeals court finds error in handling by OPM and MSPB and bounces the case back for another round. See why.

Phased Retirement Moving Forward

August 27, 2014 8:46 PM Comments

What do you need to know about phased retirement before entering this program? Here are some key points that any phased retirement employee will want to know ahead of time.

Waiting to Retire? Perhaps You Should Reconsider

August 28, 2014 1:08 PM Comments

Don’t delay retirement until you are too old to fully enjoy it.

Another Government Shutdown? Not Gonna Happen

August 28, 2014 8:43 PM Comments

Well-connected Republicans insist a shutdown is not going to happen.

How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

August 26, 2014 8:50 PM Comments

To retire and live in a financially secure lifestyle, people need to begin saving money as young adults, putting aside cash, and investing their money wisely. There are ways, however, to retire early – especially for federal government employees. The author outlines some of the resources available to federal employees to help them save for retirement.

Force a Shutdown to Influence Outcome of November Elections?

August 28, 2014 1:03 PM Comments

One writer says that “the last, best hope for Democrats” to save the Senate will be to goad Republicans into another government shutdown by issuing an executive order on immigration.

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