Will Feds Get a Pay Raise in 2014?

July 26, 2013 4:35 PM Comments

Will there be a federal employee pay raise in 2014? Don’t hold your breath or plan an increase in your budget yet.

Legislation Capping Federal Employee Bonuses Advances

July 26, 2013 12:13 PM Comments

Several bills that would affect federal employees recently passed the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

GOP: Defund Obamacare or Risk a Government Shutdown

July 26, 2013 11:08 AM Comments

A group of Republicans have said they will not vote to stop a government shutdown if Obamacare is not defunded.

Battling Cancer: “Sometimes You’re The Louisville Slugger, Sometimes You’re The Ball.”

July 24, 2013 8:22 PM Comments

FedSmith.com author Steve Oppermann recently found himself facing a frightening and challenging series of life events in a second battle with cancer. In his latest article about the experience, he details the ups and downs one can face in a health battle such as this one.

Planning Your Life After Retirement: A Guide for Federal Employees

July 22, 2013 9:59 PM Comments

Planning for your retirement is a necessity. The first step to begin this process is to understand the retirement benefits available to you as a federal employee.

FRTIB Announces New Board Member

July 22, 2013 12:29 PM Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced that William Jasien has been sworn in as a new member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Is It Okay to Make Your Work Documents Funny?

July 22, 2013 3:24 AM Comments

The author says that adding just a little humor to your writing at work, even your serious documents like staff memos and presentations, can be effective. He explains why with some real life examples.

How Government Workers Can Make Up for Furloughed Hours

July 21, 2013 4:16 PM Comments

The author says that federal employees who are facing furloughs can potentially make up the lost hours through a variety of part time jobs.

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