USPS Announces Hiring Freeze and Request for Early Retirements

on August 8, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Postmaster General announced a hiring freeze and a request for voluntary early retirements amid an overhaul to the leadership structure at the Postal Service.

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Under What Circumstances Will Federal Employees Be Entitled to Paid Parental Leave?

By on August 7, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Under What Circumstances Will Federal Employees Be Entitled to Paid Parental Leave?

The Office of Personnel Management is issuing an interim final rule stipulating how the new paid parental leave benefit can be used by federal employees.

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Coronavirus Weighs on Postal Service as it Reports Another Quarterly Loss

By on August 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Coronavirus Weighs on Postal Service as it Reports Another Quarterly Loss

The coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the Postal Service, a fact reflected in its FY 2020 third quarter financial results.

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Five Areas of Insurance Calling for a COVID-19 Gut-Check

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Five Areas of Insurance Calling for a COVID-19 Gut-Check

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder to evaluate your current insurance needs. These are some insurance types to consider.

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Lawmakers Want Postal Service to Undo Changes That Are Slowing Mail

on August 7, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Lawmakers from both parties are calling on the U.S. Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country.

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Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

By on August 6, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Trump’s Payroll Tax Cut is a Lose-Lose Deal

The author says that a proposal to suspend the Social Security payroll tax would jeopardize the overall health of the program.

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New Bills Aim to Protect Federal Employee Whistleblowers

By on August 6, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
New Bills Aim to Protect Federal Employee Whistleblowers

The sponsors behind a pair of recently introduced bills say that they would help protect federal employees from whistleblower retaliation.

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Average Monthly Retirement Case Processing Time Jumps 17% in July

By on August 5, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Average Monthly Retirement Case Processing Time Jumps 17% in July

OPM’s retirement backlog had only a small increase in July despite a much slower average claims processing time.

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Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

By on August 5, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Court Dismisses AFGE’s Hatch Act Lawsuit

AFGE’s lawsuit against OSC for its recent Hatch Act guidance has been dismissed by a Maryland court.

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Last Minute Cramming Won’t Get You to Retirement

By on August 5, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Having a dream for what you want your retirement to be can help motivate you to plan far enough in advance to achieve it.

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