Panel: Postal Service Could be Heading for a Bailout if Financial Problems Aren’t Addressed

on March 24, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A recent Senate hearing addressing the financial problems of the Postal Service found that the situation is a dire one, but finding solutions will not be easy.

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What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

By on March 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

OPM has issued guidance on how “use or lose” annual leave donations will be handled as a result of the recent shutdown.

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Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

By on March 22, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Is it Time to Change Federal Retirement Benefits?

Proposals to cut retirement benefits appear periodically. The author discusses some recent ones and what they might mean for federal employees.

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What Federal Employees Can Expect From the Overhauled Security Clearance Process

By on March 21, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
What Federal Employees Can Expect From the Overhauled Security Clearance Process

The government is laying the framework for overhauling the security clearance process. What are the implications for federal employees?

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What Is Going On at the MSPB?

By on March 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
What Is Going On at the MSPB?

What is happening at the MSPB now that there are no Board Members confirmed by the Senate?

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Tax Break to Some Federal Employees

By on March 21, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Tax Break to Some Federal Employees

Another effort is being made to provide a tax break to some federal employees who are reimbursed by the government for their relocation costs.

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2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

By on March 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

What is taking the pay raise so long to arrive? OPM’s director provides an explanation.

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Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

By on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Will Social Security be Gone by the Time I Retire?

A question younger Americans often ask is, “Will Social Security be there when I retire?” The author explores this scenario and what threats the program faces.

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Turning 70.5? Don’t Miss This Important Tax Deadline

on March 20, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
People turning 70.5 have to start taking required minimum distributions from their retirement accounts. However, there’s a special rule for folks just reaching this age milestone.

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Report on Government Waste Targets Step Increases, SRS

By on March 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A report that targets wasteful government spending includes some pay and benefits for federal workers among its examples.

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