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Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

By on February 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Provide Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Nearly 30k Law Enforcement Officers

Recently introduced legislation would provide enhanced retirement benefits for certain federal law enforcement officers.

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Court Awards Back Pay to Federal Employees Over 2013 Government Shutdown

By on February 17, 2017 in Court Cases, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Court Awards Back Pay to Federal Employees Over 2013 Government Shutdown

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has just handed down a payday bonanza for federal employees who signed up for the class action case demanding redress for lost pay during the 2013 government shutdown.

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2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

By on February 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2017 FEHB Premiums for Self + 1

How much money, if any, can you save with the Self Plus One option under FEHB? The author provides some comparison data for 2017 between the Self, Self Plus One, and Family options.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

By on February 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Give Federal Employees 6 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Legislation has been reintroduced in the new Congress to give federal employees six weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

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Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

By on February 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Deals and Discounts That All Federal Retirees Should Know About

The author has compiled a list of discounts available to retired federal employees on things such as travel, computers, and restaurants.

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‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

By on February 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
‘Antiquated Assumptions’ About Federal Pay and Benefits

What changes are likely to occur to your pay and benefits? These are some proposed changes federal workers might see under a new administration based on what we know today.

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Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

By on February 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Democratic Senators Pledge to Support Federal Workforce

A resolution recently introduced in the Senate pledges to support the federal workforce with “five fights for federal employees.”

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How Much Do Federal Employees in the White House Earn?

on February 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
President Trump expanded the number of top advisers in the White House and raised their wages compared with his predecessor, President Obama, according to White House officials and government records.

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Be Aware of TSP Spousal Beneficiary Rules

By on February 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Be Aware of TSP Spousal Beneficiary Rules

A TSP participant can designate anyone as a beneficiary to a TSP account, however, only a spousal beneficiary can choose to leave the funds in TSP. The author says it’s important to understand all implications of a spousal beneficiary deciding to keep funds inside of the TSP.

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What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

By on February 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Happens to Your Federal Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible to Retire?

What happens to your benefits as a federal employee if you leave before you are eligible to retire from federal service?

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