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2016 Presidential Preferences of the Federal Government Community

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 5, 2015 Comments

In an early survey of the federal government community, Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are in the lead as the preferred candidates.

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OPM’s Retirement Claims Backlog Now at Just Over 18k

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 5, 2015 Comments

The latest retirement status report from the Office of Personnel Management shows that the backlog of outstanding claims now sits at just over 18,000.

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Outlining and Scripting Keys to Successful Witness Preparation

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 4, 2015 Comments

The author says that witness preparation is a very important step in the planning process for a successful hearing. In his second article on the subject, he outlines some specific tips to cover with your witnesses when preparing for a hearing.

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I Fund Leads All TSP Funds in April and in 2015

Filed in Headlines, News by on May 3, 2015 Comments

The I fund has provided the best returns for TSP investors so far in 2015. It was also the best performing fund in April. In what some might see as a warning sign of a market peak, TSP investors transferred about $1.9 billion out of the G fund in March.

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Reemployed Annuitant Became ‘At Will’ Employee

Filed in News by on April 30, 2015 Comments

A federal employee retired after a reduction-in-force, was reemployed, but finds out the hard way that keeping the annuity flowing means losing civil service protections.

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Air Traffic Controllers Propose System Reform: Put Us In Charge!

Filed in News by on April 29, 2015 Comments

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) reportedly supports the “defederalization” of air traffic control as a boon to safe air travel and suggested an air traffic controller-owned organization apparently operated as non-profit or a quasi-government outfit. Why might NATCA want to see anything less than a complete privatization of the air traffic system?

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Who Should Be the Next President?

Filed in News by on April 28, 2015 Comments

Who would you prefer to see elected as the next President of the United States? Here is a chance to express your opinion in the early stages of the political process.

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Federal Life Insurance Options While Employed

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on April 27, 2015 Comments

The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal employees, retirees, and their family members. The author outlines the four parts of FEGLI and also addresses the most frequently asked questions he receives about the program.

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