Archive for December, 2011
Each new year, we take a look back to determine whether those who labor in the public interest and get in trouble have gotten smarter or tell a better story or do not try to make a bad case worse by going on the record. It has not happened yet.
According to a recent study done by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the recent recession has left older Americans in the workforce expecting to work longer or even to never retire.
Here’s some points to keep in mind when considering leaving the private sector for a government job.
The heated debates in Congress over extending the payroll tax cut have come to a temporary end just in time for Christmas. Absent from the current agreement: a one year extension of the pay freeze and modifications to the federal retirement system.
With proposed changes to federal pay and benefits swirling in Congress, rumors start and spread quickly. One that recently surfaced: OPM is canceling interim retirement payments. Here is the answer from the agency.
The FERS annuity supplement is commonly believed to be linked to the Social Security Administration (SSA), even to the point where some believe the benefit is actually administered by SSA rather than the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), but this is not the case.
A union has recently published a pay freeze calculator that purports to let federal employees determine how much money they are losing under a two or three year pay freeze based on their current annual salaries.