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Night Pay is the Right Pay But ONLY When It’s Regularly Scheduled

Filed in News by on October 7, 2014

The author details what qualifies as night work for General Schedule employees, how much night pay will be, and any conditions that may impact whether you will receive night pay when assigned to a shift that includes night hours.

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The Confluence of Factors During the OPM Disability Retirement Process

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

Is there is a sensible approach in preparing, formulating and filing for OPM Disability Retirement benefits? The author offers some details about the application process.

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Little Change to Retirement Backlog in September

Filed in News by on October 6, 2014

The backlog of retirement applications at OPM stayed relatively flat in September.

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Lawsuit Alleges TSA Agents Unscrewed Urn, Spilled Mother’s Ashes In Man’s Suitcase

Filed in News by on October 5, 2014

A lawsuit filed by a man in Cleveland says that he packed his mother’s remains in his suitcase to fly to Puerto Rico to spread her ashes there according to her wishes but found a very unpleasant surprise when he arrived.

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TSP Funds Head Down in September

Filed in News by on October 2, 2014

September lived up to its reputation as the worst month of the year for stocks with all of the TSP stock funds, with the exception of the G fund, having a negative return for the month.

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Wording of Divorce Decree Trips up Claim for Survivor Benefits

Filed in News by on October 1, 2014

There are plenty of ways to mess up a divorce decree so that a surviving ex-spouse cannot claim a survivor annuity. This recent case is yet another example of what not to do.

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Election Season and Social Security Don’t Mix

Filed in News by on September 30, 2014

The author says that as election season gears up, politicians are ignoring the real problems with Social Security and instead making empty promises that cannot be kept in order to get elected.

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Guide to Federal Overseas Jobs

Filed in News by on September 29, 2014

If you have a penchant for travel and a sense of adventure, but you still need to earn a living, working for the federal government overseas might be the perfect fit.

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