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5 Important Questions To Consider Before Applying For OPM Disability Retirement

Filed in News by on September 1, 2014

The author outlines five questions that identify a few of the initial considerations that federal employees should examine when determining whether they should pursue OPM disability retirement.

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Obama Calls on Feds to Do Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015

Filed in News by on August 30, 2014

President Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden for a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase for the federal workforce. Here is a copy of the letter describing the pay adjustments to take place in January 2015.

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OPM’s Proposal to Expand FEHB: Is Agency Ignoring Existing Law to Avoid Healthcare Act Penalties?

Filed in News by on August 29, 2014

OPM has proposed to expand FEHB coverage to temporary employees with a full government contribution. The proposal does not address how the agency is able to ignore existing legislation in the new proposal and this issue is being questioned by the ranking member of a Senate committee.

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What Can’t The Federal Government Do To Its Employees?

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on August 28, 2014

Prohibited personnel practices outline what federal managers may not do when it comes to their employees. The author highlights 13 specific examples of these prohibited actions federal employees should be aware of.

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Phased Retirement Moving Forward

Filed in News by on August 27, 2014

What do you need to know about phased retirement before entering this program? Here are some key points that any phased retirement employee will want to know ahead of time.

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Modified Divorce Ruling Handed Down Before Retirement Must Be Considered In Deciding Survivor Annuity

Filed in News by on August 27, 2014

In yet another case involving the current wife and ex-wife fighting over a federal retiree’s survivor’s annuity, the appeals court finds error in handling by OPM and MSPB and bounces the case back for another round. See why.

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How to Make Early Retirement a Reality

Filed in News by on August 26, 2014

To retire and live in a financially secure lifestyle, people need to begin saving money as young adults, putting aside cash, and investing their money wisely. There are ways, however, to retire early – especially for federal government employees. The author outlines some of the resources available to federal employees to help them save for retirement.

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Reasons Not to Raise the Social Security Cap

Filed in News by on August 25, 2014

The author says that while the idea of exposing all wages to payroll taxes is one of the more popular policy options in the Social Security debate, it is bad policy that will only serve to further destabilize the system over time. He also says that any taxes used to pay for Social Security must be levied on all Americans.

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