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Two Years Means Two Years

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A retired federal employee missed the deadline to elect a survivor annuity for her new husband. She took her case to the appeals court when OPM turned her down. See if she fared any better with the court.

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What One Word Needs to Be Banned from Briefings?

Filed in News by on December 12, 2014 Comments

The author says there is one word that can ruin your presentations that you should avoid using. She explains why this is the case and offers some better approaches you can use.

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Your TSP Investment: Where’s the Money Going and Why Do ‘They’ Care?

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TSP officials believe that investors should leave their money in the TSP when leaving federal service. Why do they care?

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You’re a Federal Employee Who’s Been Disciplined: Now What?

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Federal employees have many options when it comes to challenging disciplinary actions, but many times the process can seem like a confusing maze. The author provides some information regarding the rights and legal remedies available to federal civilian employees facing disciplinary action.

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Federal Benefit Comparisons: Be Sure to Read the Fine Print

Filed in News by on December 10, 2014 Comments

The author says that studies comparing federal benefits to those in the private sector miss a key issue and that there are substantial differences in the benefit packages across industry sectors.

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Will You Have an Extra Pay Day in 2015?

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Does DFAS handle your agency’s payroll? If so, you may find yourself with an extra pay day next year.

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6 Common Questions for Federal Employees Starting Later in Life

Filed in News by on December 9, 2014 Comments

There is a lot of guidance available on the federal benefit package for new employees starting their careers at a young age, but there are also unique and important considerations for those starting later. The author provides considerations for federal workers beginning their careers at later ages.

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Federal Employee Job Satisfaction Hits New Low

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Job satisfaction among federal workers is at its lowest point in 11 years according to the latest Best Places to Work rankings.

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