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.

OPM Still Has Sizable Retirement Claims Backlog

August 6, 2013 4:28 AM Comments

As of the end of July, OPM still had over 25,000 outstanding retirement claims in its inventory. However, that number is down from almost 45,000 last July.

First Step Taken Towards 2014 Pay Raise

August 5, 2013 8:11 PM Comments

The Senate Committee on Appropriations has made the first step towards granting a 1% pay raise for federal employees in 2014 by affirming its support for a pay increase for DoD civilian employees.

Should Federal Employees Continue to be in the FEHBP?

August 5, 2013 3:11 PM Comments

Should federal employees continue to have a separate health insurance program or become part of the health insurance exchanges being set up now for the American public?

Senate Postal Bill Includes Pension and Federal Workers Compensation Reforms

August 5, 2013 3:39 AM Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to reform the Postal Service across areas such as health care and pensions. The legislation also includes a proposal to overhaul the federal workers compensation program for all federal employees.

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