Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

By on November 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Pros and Cons of the (Antiquated) TSP Annuity

The TSP offers an annuity to guarantee income for life, but the author says it is an antiquated when compared with more flexible ones available elsewhere.

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Don’t Fall for These 10 Long Term Care Insurance Myths

By on November 13, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Don’t Fall for These 10 Long Term Care Insurance Myths

These are several common myths that keep people from considering long term care insurance in their retirement planning.

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New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

on November 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new full-time director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center promises fixes and improvements in performance. VA’s internal ratings system lists the DC VA Medical Center as among the worst performing in the nation, officially labelling it “high risk, low performing.”

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The 2018 Open Season is Underway

By on November 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The 2018 Open Season is Underway

The 2018 open season is officially underway. Here is some important information to help you prepare for making your benefits selections.

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Temporary Postal Workers Allege Mistreatment by USPS

on November 10, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Several temporary Postal employees who were injured on the job say they were fired or mistreated after suffering injuries incurred while working.

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After a Year of Turmoil, New VA Secretary Says ‘Waters Are Calmer’

on November 10, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
In a recent interview, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said his department is on the mend after a tumultuous 2018.

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New VA Secretary Rejects Call To Suspend Fatal Dog Experiments, Says They May Help Veterans

on November 9, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rejecting a call for the agency to suspend invasive and ultimately fatal experiments on dogs because he says they could potentially advance medical research and lead to breakthroughs that could help veterans.

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VA Restricting Salary to Federal Employees Representing Unions

By on November 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Restricting Salary to Federal Employees Representing Unions

OPM issues new guidance to agencies and the VA cuts of use of official time for medical professionals to focus on “putting veterans first.”

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How Public Employee Offsets in Social Security Work

on November 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author says that the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and government pension offset (GPO) have led public sector employees to believe they are being singled out for reductions in Social Security benefits but that this is actually not the case.

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Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

By on November 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

Most military retirees will see a pay increase next year thanks to a cost of living adjustment.

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