Tag: Benefits

Life Insurance and the FEGLI Open Season

By on August 22, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 16 Comments
Life Insurance and the FEGLI Open Season

Should you take advantage of the upcoming FEGLI open season? The open season is an excellent reminder for everyone to re-evaluate their situation and make sure they are properly covered.

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Watchdog: EPA Should Stop Paying Transit Subsidies to Former Employees

By on August 17, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 7 Comments
Watchdog: EPA Should Stop Paying Transit Subsidies to Former Employees

A new report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General found that the agency was improperly paying transit subsidies to some of its former employees.

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Seven Ways to Find Personal Fulfillment and Career Satisfaction

By on August 15, 2016 in Leadership, Pay & Benefits with 2 Comments
Seven Ways to Find Personal Fulfillment and Career Satisfaction

You will be happier in life if you can find personal and career fulfillment, but this can sometimes be challenging. The author provides some tips for ways to look for a more fulfilling career in the government.

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Traveling Feds to Get Small Increase for Hotel Reimbursements in 2017

By on August 15, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Traveling Feds to Get Small Increase for Hotel Reimbursements in 2017

Federal employees traveling for work will see a slight increase in reimbursement rates for hotel stays under the new FY 2017 per diem rates.

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OPM Issues Guidance on New Disabled Veterans Leave Category

By on August 10, 2016 in Human Resources, Pay & Benefits with 22 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance on New Disabled Veterans Leave Category

The Office of Personnel Management has issued guidance on the new disabled veterans leave program that will soon be available for new federal employees, and also reminded current federal workers about leave and workplace flexibilities available to them.

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Workers’ Comp for Federal Employees

By on August 4, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 1 Comment

What benefits can federal employees obtain for work related injuries? Here is a brief overview of the available options.

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Another Lawmaker Wants Investigation Into FLTCIP Premium Spike

By on July 29, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 85 Comments
Another Lawmaker Wants Investigation Into FLTCIP Premium Spike

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) is the latest Member of Congress to ask questions about why FLTCIP premiums are going up so much and has asked a House Committee to consider holding a Congressional hearing on the matter.

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10 Critical Coordinates for Navigating FERS Retirement (Part 2)

By on July 26, 2016 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 7 Comments

Are you taking full advantage of the benefits available to you as a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)? In the second article in the series, the author discusses actions federal employees should take to help them prepare for a successful retirement.

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Congressmen Want Answers from OPM About FLTCIP Rate Hike

By on July 25, 2016 in Current Events, Pay & Benefits with 41 Comments
Congressmen Want Answers from OPM About FLTCIP Rate Hike

Federal employees in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) are facing an average premium hike of 83% this fall. Two Congressmen want to know why.

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Bleak Outlook for 2017 COLA

The outlook for federal retirees and Social Security recipients for an increase in income in 2017 is bleak. For the average Social Security recipient, next year’s COLA increase is unlikely to be over $5.00 per month.

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