DoD Announces Same Sex Spouse Benefits

August 14, 2013 3:27 PM Comments

The Department of Defense has announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of civilian employees.

FEEA Running Out of Money

August 14, 2013 11:40 AM Comments

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund is running out of money due primarily to loans because of furloughs. Here is how to donate or to apply for a loan from the organization.

Retirement Myths: What Determines Your Retirement Annuity?

August 12, 2013 8:43 PM Comments

Your FERS or CSRS annuity will continue for the rest of your life, and the amount of your annuity is determined by your high-3 average salary and your years of service. The amount that you contributed to FERS or CSRS doesn’t matter.

What to Do While On Forced Leave From the Federal Government

August 11, 2013 12:16 PM Comments

Since the beginning of the sequester in March of this year, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been placed on furlough, or forced leave. If you are a federal employee faced with this situation, you have some options.

No Survivor’s Annuity for a Wife of 41 Years

August 8, 2013 9:19 PM Comments

Yet another court decision underscores the need to be careful and specific when working out divorce settlements where federal retirement and survivor’s annuities are involved in the property being divided.

FedSmith.com Users Overwhelmingly Reject Inclusion in New Health Care Program

August 8, 2013 10:41 AM Comments

In a survey taken this week, readers strongly preferred remaining outside of the new health care exchanges.

IRS Cancels August 30 Furlough Day

August 7, 2013 4:01 PM Comments

IRS commissioner Danny Werfel announced that the IRS is postponing the furlough day that was scheduled for Friday, August 30.

Defense Furloughs Cut from 11 Days to 6

August 6, 2013 2:08 PM Comments

The Pentagon is moving to reduce furloughs for civilian employees from 11 days to 6.

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