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Little-known Social Security rules allow beneficiaries to receive lump-sum payments that can amount to thousands of dollars. Attractive as this may sound, such payments permanently reduce beneficiaries’ monthly benefits and should generally be taken as a last resort.
The impact of sequestration budgetary limits imposed last year may never be fully known, a new study says, but one effect on federal employees is clear: it cost nearly 800,000 of them upward of $1.4 billion total in lost salary.
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday sharply accused the CIA of violating federal law and undermining the constitutional principle of congressional oversight as she detailed publicly for the first time how the agency secretly removed documents from computers used by her panel to investigate a controversial interrogation program.
In the current economy, the retirement benefits provided by the federal government simply aren’t enough to support all retirees. The author offers some suggestions for ways to earn extra income working during retirement.
Lax oversight at the Environmental Protection Agency allowed the organization’s employees to misuse federal charge cards for buying items such as gym memberships, meals and gift cards, according to a recent watchdog report.
Behind the plan to slash taxpayer support of commissaries is a concept Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his senior advisors have embraced that base grocery stores should operate as a business and not a benefit.
U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances.
Immigration reform may be stalled in Congress, but a new Obama administration policy is extending legal status and military benefits to thousands of illegal immigrants who are the spouses, parents and children of American military members.