Tag: Benefits

Federal Employee Pay and the Budget Process

Filed in News by on May 11, 2015 Comments

Two different budget proposals on opposite ends of the political spectrum were pitched by lawmakers on the road to the budget proposal that was recently approved by Congress. What did these proposals have to say about your pay and benefits?

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Federal Life Insurance Options While Employed

Filed in News by on April 27, 2015 Comments

The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance program (FEGLI) is the largest group life insurance program in the world, covering over 4 million federal employees, retirees, and their family members. The author outlines the four parts of FEGLI and also addresses the most frequently asked questions he receives about the program.

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Re-Depositing Retirement Contributions and Your Federal Annuity

Filed in News by on April 26, 2015 Comments

Re-deposit service refers to service where you withdrew your contributions when you left federal service and did not re-deposit them when you later returned. The author describes how this works and provides examples to help you decide whether or not to re-deposit money.

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OPM Releases Guidance on President’s New Paid Parental Leave Policy

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released a new handbook for federal employees that provides details on the president’s new paid parental leave policy that was announced in January as well as details about many other benefits available to the federal workforce.

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank: Travel Deals for Families

Filed in News by on March 23, 2015 Comments

If you are a federal worker or another employee struggling to find spring break deals, this list of resources and tips can help you find a more affordable spring break getaway this year.

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Moving Closer to Self-Plus-One Option Under FEHB

Filed in News by on March 22, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management is moving forward with implementing the “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Here are some recently released details about this new option.

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President’s Day… or Washington’s Birthday?

Filed in News by on February 13, 2015 Comments

Monday is a holiday, “[T]o insure a minimum of five regularly recurring 3-day weekends each year for Federal employees.” Here is how and why this holiday came to be celebrated.

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Legislation Introduced to Roll Back Increased Pension Contributions

Filed in News by on February 5, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced that would lower the pension contribution amounts for new federal employees.

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