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.

12 Unexpected Core Strength Exercises for Leadership

November 20, 2014 2:26 PM Comments

The core of your Leadership Mindset rests on the four aspects of the human experience: the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects. When one of those core aspects is weakened, your Leadership Mindset is unable to support the tactics required to accomplish your mission. The author offers several tips for keeping each of these aspects going strong.

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.

Federal Watchdogs Uncover Thousands Of Lost Lerner Emails, Decoding To Take Weeks

November 22, 2014 1:05 PM Comments

As many as 30,000 lost emails from Lois Lerner — the ex-IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting scandal — have been recovered by federal investigators.

Why You Aren’t Ready to Retire

November 22, 2014 8:42 AM Comments

Whether your motivations are financial (a paycheck) or emotional (social interaction), here are some reasons it just may not be time for you to say goodbye to the working world.

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.

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Thrift Savings Plan Overview

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