Tag: Benefits

How is Your Annual Federal Pay Raise Determined and What is it Likely to Be Next Year?

Filed in Headlines, News by on February 10, 2016 Comments

The Obama administration has recommended a 1.6% pay raise for federal workers in 2017. Does that mean this is a done deal and federal employees now know what their pay raise will be next year? Hardly. Here is a detailed look at how the political process surrounding how the federal workforce is paid is likely to play out in the coming months.

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The First Amendment and Public Employees: Supreme Court Reconsiders Limitations

Filed in News by on January 21, 2016 Comments

Federal employees can join a union and pay dues, or they can decide not to join and save their money. Many public sector employees do not have this option. The Supreme Court takes another look at public employees and mandatory union fees. What impact will this case have on federal employees?

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How To Pay For College Without Taking on Debt

Filed in News by on January 14, 2016 Comments

With the cost of college tuition skyrocketing, getting a degree without drowning in debt may seem nearly impossible. The author lists some options and benefits available to federal employees to help offset the growing costs of higher education.

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Will Federal Employees Get Extra Time Off on New Year’s Eve?

Filed in News by on December 28, 2015 Comments

Will federal employees get extra time off on New Year’s Eve? It is an unlikely scenario when one looks at historical precedent.

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Premium Changes for FEGLI in 2016

Filed in News by on December 15, 2015 Comments

FEGLI has changed premiums for current enrollees effective the first full pay period of 2016. The author describes the changes in costs that federal employees can expect to see next year.

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Four Hours of Extra Time for Christmas Eve: Generous or Average?

Filed in News by on December 14, 2015 Comments

Which president has been the most generous with time off at Christmas? How do the 4 hours of extra time off this year compare with what has been done in the past when Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday?

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President Tells Federal Workers They Can Go Home Early on Christmas Eve

Filed in News by on December 11, 2015 Comments

President Obama has issued an executive order granting federal workers an extra half day off on Christmas Eve.

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Why Are Self Plus One FEHB Savings So Insignificant?

Filed in News by on December 2, 2015 Comments

Many readers are asking why the Self Plus One option is not more economical than the Self and Family health insurance option. What should an alert couple or single parent learn from a “witches’ brew of competing forces” affecting the cost of this new option?

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