Archive for January, 2013

Retiring the FERS Way

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 31, 2013

What can go wrong with your retirement application under FERS? A retired federal employee shares a frank, personal perspective of her experience, her frustration and offers advice on how to realistically prepare for retirement under FERS in the hope it will help other federal workers be better prepared for the experience.

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Taxes and Your Federal Employee Retirement Income

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 30, 2013

Exactly how is your retirement income taxed for federal income tax purposes? The author breaks it down piece by piece.

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Is It Worth Putting Your Job at Risk for $25?

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 29, 2013

There was enough evidence to convince the Postal Service that a supervisor had helped himself to a grocery gift card that belonged in the pile of undeliverable mail. This led to his removal.

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Federal Offices Opening Late in Washington Metro Area

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 28, 2013

OPM has issued an announcement that offices are opening late in the Washington, DC area today due to weather conditions.

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Applying for SES in 2013

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 28, 2013

If you desire to attain an SES position (or a Senior Leader (SL); Senior Officer (SO); Candidate Development Program (CDP) or other high-level government position with an excepted agency, now is the time to start preparing to apply to the SES.

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Are You Financially Ready to Retire?

Filed in Headline Archives, News on January 27, 2013

The author offers some questions to consider before taking the plunge into retirement.

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Just Give Me a Chance…

Filed in News on January 25, 2013

Born without a hand, John Mullins never thought of himself as handicapped. Now he’s retiring from the Postal Service after an almost 40 year career.

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Six Tips for Virtual Career Fairs

Filed in News on January 25, 2013

Virtual career fairs are becoming increasingly popular. The author offers a few tips for job candidates interested in this medium.

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