Tag: Human Resources

OPM Announces New FEGLI Premiums

Filed in News by on November 10, 2011 Comments

OPM has released the new premiums for the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) categories. The new rates will be effective the first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2012.

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Do You Have “Use it or Lose It” Leave? What Are You Going to Do About It?

Filed in News by on November 1, 2011 Comments

Every year some federal employees forfeit their “use it or lose it” leave. Here are steps you have to take now to avoid this from happening.

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Getting Ahead in a Federal Government Job

Filed in News by on November 1, 2011 Comments

Follow these tips to help your government career progress steadily.

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The Federal Workforce On a Yo-Yo: More Federal Employees May Lead to Buyouts

Filed in News by on October 27, 2011 Comments

Is the federal workforce growing or contracting? Have recent hiring trends and efforts to cut the federal deficit combined to create a yo-yo effect in employment for federal agencies?

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Don’t Drop the Ball When Requesting FMLA Deployment-Related Leave

Filed in News by on October 21, 2011 Comments

Beginning Oct. 31, federal employees will be allowed to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to address “qualifying exigencies” stemming from an immediate family member’s call or order to active military duty.

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More on FMLA: Do Siblings Qualify for Leave? Maybe

Filed in News by on October 20, 2011 Comments

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of protected leave each year to care for a family member who has a serious health condition. The Department of Labor changed the law in June 2010 clarifying the definition of a son or daughter. The author offers explanation of the changes.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Understanding the Practical Application of a Theoretical Construct

Filed in News by on October 17, 2011 Comments

In preparing, and filing a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS or CSRS, a Federal or Postal worker who is contemplating filing for Federal Disability Retirement benefits must make the connection between “the forms,” “the evidence”, and “the law.”

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3.8 Percent Average Health Insurance Increase in 2012

Filed in News by on October 7, 2011 Comments

How much will your health insurance cost you in 2012? Check out the new rates and take a close look at your options before this year’s open season.

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