FEDVIP: Carrying Dental And Vision Insurance Into Retirement

By on August 25, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FEDVIP: Carrying Dental And Vision Insurance Into Retirement

What are the requirements for carrying benefits under FEDVIP into retirement?

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Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

By on August 24, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Follow the Style of this Sample KSA Answer to Rank Highly on Your Job Application

Writing good KSAs on a federal job application can be challenging. These are two real world examples to help illustrate techniques.

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2019 Open Season Dates Announced

By on August 23, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2019 Open Season Dates Announced

OPM has announced the 2019 Open Season dates and provided some general information for federal employees.

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Ex-GSA Official Had Sex With White House Staffer on Agency Rooftop

on August 22, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

An Inspector General's report says that a former associate administrator at the General Services Administration had sex with a White House staffer in his government office and on the roof of the agency's northwest D.C. headquarters.

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Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders

By on August 22, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders supports giving federal employee unions the right to strike.

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Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

By on August 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Removal Mitigated to 561-Day Suspension

The appeals court is troubled by an arbitrator’s decision to mitigate a removal to an extended suspension for “time served” but not for the reasons one may think.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to Eliminate Student Loan Debt for Disabled Veterans

on August 21, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday directing the Education Department to more easily forgive the federal student loans of 100% disabled veterans.

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Could I Do Better Investing My Annuity Contributions?

By on August 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Could I Do Better Investing My Annuity Contributions?

Could a federal employee under FERS wind up with more money investing his annuity contributions? The author provides an analysis.

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Watchdog Says CBP Violated DNA Collection Law For Years, Letting Violent Criminals Walk Free

on August 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Office of Special Counsel said that Customs and Border Protection, through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from detained migrants.

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VA is Banning Smoking at its Facilities

By on August 21, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA is Banning Smoking at its Facilities

The VA is moving out to ban smoking at its healthcare facilities, and a new policy will also include agency employees.

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