How One Federal Employee Used Furlough Days to His Advantage

August 19, 2013 6:48 PM Comments

One federal employee found a productive way to use his furlough days: he used the extra time off to write a novel.

Will You Get a Pay Raise in 2014?

August 18, 2013 10:49 AM Comments

Will federal employees get a pay raise in 2014? Here is your chance to make your prediction.

Military Managers and Federal Unions: Ten Things to Keep in Mind

August 15, 2013 7:10 PM Comments

If you’re a military manager dealing with employees represented by a union, the minefields are common and not always where you think they are. The author suggests ten things to do or know that can keep your foot off the pressure plate. Military managers should read this and their advisors should forward them a copy.

Federal Employee Benefits Survey Coming Soon

August 15, 2013 10:27 AM Comments

This summer, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will administer the 2013 Federal Employee Benefits Survey (FEBS) to a random sample of Federal Government employees.

Location, Location, Location

August 14, 2013 11:04 PM Comments

The author says that documentation of employee actions and discussions is critical for managers, especially in situations involving discipline or removal.

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.

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