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Congressman Wants to Take Away Federal Employees’ Free Yoga Classes

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As part of his Shrink our Spending initiative, Congressman Matt Salmon (R-AZ) is introducing legislation that would take away grants for free yoga classes for federal employees.

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Reforming Retiree Health Insurance May Start with Mandatory Medicare, But May Not End There

Filed in News by on May 16, 2016 Comments

A House Committee hearing last week looked at reforming the health benefits for postal employees in an effort to deal with the Postal Service’s massive and ongoing financial losses. Could moving postal workers to Medicare ultimately force other federal employees onto this system as well?

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Should the Postal Service Venture Into Non-Postal Businesses?

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Would the Postal Service benefit from expanding into new, non-postal business areas to try to shore up its ailing finances? A new report says no.

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Senator Wants Veterans to Stop Sharing Their Meals with Cockroaches

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Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) is introducing legislation to clamp down on VA food safety inspections after a whistleblower report highlighted unsanitary conditions at a kitchen facility in a Chicago area VA hospital.

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Buying Federal Civil Service Retirement Years for Academy Time Even If You Are Drawing an Active Duty Military Retirement

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on May 12, 2016 Comments

There are circumstances under which former military members who subsequently work for the federal civil service short of a 20 years active duty military retirement can buy time for civil service pension accrual purposes.

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Ensuring Your Spouse Remains Covered Under FEHB After Your Death

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Do you want to ensure that you spouse remains covered by FEHB after your death? Then you want to elect some level of survivor benefit for your spouse at the time you retire. The author describes some considerations for choosing a survivor benefit.

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In Which Cities Are Postal Workers Most Likely to Be Attacked By Dogs?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

Where is man’s best friend not really so friendly? These are the cities with the highest incidents of dog attacks on Postal workers in 2015.

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Presidential Race Continues to Narrow – Whom Do You Support?

Filed in News by on May 11, 2016 Comments

The field of presidential candidates has continued to shrink since the Indiana primaries. Who is your top choice for president among the presumptive final candidates in the November election?

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