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Buyouts and Early Outs: What You Need to Know

There is a lot of uncertainty facing federal employees these days, and one idea that has been floated is reducing the size of the federal workforce. One way to do this is by offering buy outs. The author offers some details you need to know if you are considering a buy out.

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FERS, FERS-RAE, FERS-FRAE… What Does All This Mean?

The alphabet soup of government acronyms got a couple new ingredients over the past year and a half: the FERS (Federal Employees Retirement System) was joined by FERS-RAE in January 2013 and by FERS-FRAE in January 2014. What are these new acronyms and what changes do they indicate?

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OPM Reduces Retirement Backlog

The Office of Personnel Management was able to make a sizable reduction in the number of backlogged retirement claims last month, the first reduction seen in the backlog so far in 2014.

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April 17, 2014

Fund Last Change YTD
L Income 16.9750 +0.0069 +0.94%
L 2020 22.0406 +0.0303 +1.12%
L 2030 23.7376 +0.0425 +1.19%
L 2040 25.1366 +0.0530 +1.22%
L 2050 14.2365 +0.0355 +1.23%
G Fund 14.3859 +0.0010 +0.69%
F Fund 16.1278 -0.0505 +2.45%
C Fund 24.2371 +0.0345 +1.52%
S Fund 33.7924 +0.1332 +0.36%
I Fund 25.7933 +0.1257 +0.90%
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