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Buyouts and Early Outs: What You Need to Know

There is a lot of uncertainty facing federal employees these days, and one idea that has been floated is reducing the size of the federal workforce. One way to do this is by offering buy outs. The author offers some details you need to know if you are considering a buy out.

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Practice Makes Perfect

This is yet another case where a retired employee’s failure to designate his wife-in this case his fifth-to receive a survivor’s annuity means she gets nothing.

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FedSmith.com Users Favor Inclusion of Obesity Drugs in FEHB

The Office of Personnel Management recently announced it was not permissible for insurance carriers to exclude obesity drugs under FEHB on the basis that obesity is a lifestyle condition. We asked our users what their thoughts were about this and the majority of responses indicate that the prospect of having coverage for obesity drugs would be a welcome change.

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Should the IRS Use Private Tax Collectors?

The National Treasury Employees Union is urging Congress not to require the Treasury Department to use private collection agencies for collecting taxes, but advocates say the program will benefit the government and the IRS. What is your opinion?

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FLRA Member Pizzella on Excessive Interference and Abrogation

In a negotiability case involving SSA and AFGE, FLRA Member Pizzella reminded the other members of a recent court ruling reversing a decision and taking those members to task for a theory that the court concluded ended up with two separate results on the same issue depending on which process it arose in. Member Pizzella’s opinion is quoted verbatim in the article and the author suggests it’s worth a read by practitioners.

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April 23, 2014

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