FERS, Sick Leave and Your Retirement: How Much Is This New Benefit Worth to You in Dollars and Cents?
A bill is moving through Congress that would allow FERS employees to count unused sick leave in computing retirement benefits. Is it more beneficial to take the leave or to save it for using in computing retirement benefits? Here are a few considerations–if this bill does get passed by Congress.
For Federal and Postal employees, disability retirement benefits exist as part of their “employment package.” This is a benefit that can become very important. The process of obtaining disability retirement is not simple. Here are some basics about this employment benefit.
The Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset can impact your retirement future. Several readers have asked about the potential for repeal of these provisions because of its impact on their retirement future. Here is an update.
How are you coping in the current economic climate? Many federal retirees are having to “economize” in some form or other in order to maintain our standard of living. Here is the experience of one federal employee who took his money out of the Thrift Savings Plan and invested on his own.
What is the link between the “Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act”, and the Thrift Savings Plan? They are part of the same legislative package in the House of Representatives.