Tag: Retirement

The FERS Special Retirement Supplement (and Special Category Employees)

Filed in News by on September 10, 2009 Comments

The Special Retirement Supplement (SRS) is a payment that is made by OPM and is designed to approximate the amount of an age 62 Social Security benefit that is due to civilian service under the FERS retirement system. Most FERS retirees begin receiving the SRS at their Minimum Retirement Age.

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Pay Attention to Your TSP Contribution Limits

Filed in News by on August 30, 2009 Comments

There is a real possibility that the contribution limits to your Thrift Savings Plan could go down for 2010. Here is why this is the case.

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Why Your Costs May Be Up But Your Retirement Income Goes Down

Filed in News by on August 27, 2009 Comments

Federal retirees are used to getting an annual pay increase based on inflation. But, for the first time since the current system was put into place in 1975, the annual COLA adjustment is unlikely to appear in your paycheck next January. Here’s why.

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From Rio to Barcelona: The Travel of One Federal Retiree

Filed in News by on August 6, 2009 Comments

What will you do when you retire? Many people travel to places they have always wanted to visit. Author Steve Oppermann is one of these retirees. He travels around the world, when not conducting human resources seminars for federal agencies.

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Where Is Your Stimulus Payment? The Check May Not Be in the Mail

Filed in News by on July 10, 2009 Comments

A number of federal retirees under the CSRS system have asked: “Where is my money under the stimulus bill? My friends who are under Social Security have already received their check.” Here is your answer.

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Use the Proper KSA Format To Improve Your Chances of Obtaining the Federal Job You Want

Filed in News by on July 2, 2009 Comments

The last thing you want to have happen is spending all day on your KSA responses, only to find you submitted them in the wrong format and that they didn’t even get reviewed. Here are suggestion to improve your prospects of obtaining the job you want.

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FERS Sick Leave Credit and Locality Pay for Some Federal Employees Passes in House

Filed in News by on June 26, 2009 Comments

The bill that would provide credit for unused sick leave for federal employees under the FERS retirement plan and change the pay system for federal employees outside of the continental United States has been passed by the House.

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Are You Part of the Retirement Tsunami? Where Will You Retire?

Filed in News by on June 24, 2009 Comments

Where will you live when you retire? As a federal retiree, you will have an assured source of income. You may find that living outside of the United States offers advantages and a lifestyle unavailable to you here.

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