Archive for March, 2012

Semi-Retired Boomers: Would You Spend 20% of Your Time as a Mentor?

Filed in News on March 30, 2012 0 Comments

Under the proposed phased retirement plan in Congress, federal employees would be able to spend a portion of their time serving as mentors. The author analyzes some of the aspects of this proposal as it relates to mentoring.

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House Approves Federal Worker Cuts, Pay Freeze

Filed in News on March 29, 2012 0 Comments

The House has passed the Ryan budget plan for FY 2013 which includes extending the pay freeze until 2015, reduces the size of the federal workforce, and increases federal employees’ pension contributions.

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If You Want to Add Emphasis in Your Writing, Don’t Do Either of These Things

Filed in News on March 29, 2012 0 Comments

Writers often try to call attention to certain thoughts or ideas by using these techniques — which often backfire.

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Groups Urge ‘No’ Vote on Ryan Budget Proposal

Filed in News on March 28, 2012 0 Comments

The Federal-Postal Coalition is urging House members to vote against the recently proposed FY 2013 budget proposal released by the House Budget Committee.

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RSC Budget Would Increase Pension Contributions

Filed in News on March 28, 2012 0 Comments

The Republican Study Committee has released a budget blueprint for FY 2013 which would mandate increased pension contributions for all federal workers rather than just new hires.

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10 Potential Mistakes To Avoid When Considering Retirement

Filed in News on March 27, 2012 0 Comments

The author outlines ten common mistakes federal retirees should strive to avoid to get the most out of their retirement benefits.

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No Annuity for Surviving Former Spouse

Filed in News on March 27, 2012 0 Comments

A former spouse learns she cannot receive the survivor annuity she claims her ex husband, who had worked as a physician with the VA, intended for her to have.

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Legislation Would Merge EPA and DOE

Filed in News on March 26, 2012 0 Comments

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) plans to introduce legislation that would consolidate the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency into a new single agency which would be called the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE).

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