Is a Buyout Worth Taking?

By on April 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Is a Buyout Worth Taking?

Should you take a buyout? The author provides some information on how buyouts work and considerations you should weigh before taking one.

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How High Are Property Taxes in Your State?

By on April 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How High Are Property Taxes in Your State?

Some recent data from the Tax Foundation provide a look at the level of property taxes homeowners face in each state.

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Postal Service Employee Fakes Having Cancer to Work From Home

By on April 30, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Employee Fakes Having Cancer to Work From Home

A Postal Service employee admitted to faking a cancer diagnosis in order to work from home and claim over 100 days of sick leave.

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What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

By on April 29, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Happens to My Benefits If I Leave Federal Service and Then Return in the Future?

I’m considering leaving federal service, however, I’m wondering what would happen to my benefits if I ended up coming back in the future?

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Tillerson Eyes Cutting 2,300 Jobs at State Department

on April 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs as part of a plan to cut more than a quarter of the State Department's budget for the next fiscal year, officials said Friday.

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How Much Will You Get in Severance Pay?

By on April 27, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Much Will You Get in Severance Pay?

OPM has provided a worksheet to help employees calculate how much severance pay they may be entitled to if they are involuntarily separated from federal service.

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Trump Signs EO to Make It Easier to Fire Non-Performing VA Employees

By on April 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Signs EO to Make It Easier to Fire Non-Performing VA Employees

President Trump signed an executive order establishing a new office tasked with making it easier to fire VA employees for misconduct or poor performance.

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Trump Not Planning to Fill All Vacancies in the Federal Government

on April 27, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
President Trump said Wednesday that he does not plan to fill many of the vacancies left by departing political appointees in his administration, arguing the federal government could survive without some of the staff positions currently awaiting appointees.

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Does Illness Serve as a Qualification for Federal Disability Retirement?

By on April 27, 2017 in Court Cases, Retirement with 0 Comments
Does Illness Serve as a Qualification for Federal Disability Retirement?

To qualify for federal disability retirement, you must have become disabled while working in your position. The author looks at some cases as precedent for providing medical evidence to establish a connection between the illness and ability to perform your job.

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Congress Passes Resolution to Avoid a Shutdown

By on April 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Congress Passes Resolution to Avoid a Shutdown

A short term funding resolution has been passed by Congress to keep the government funded through May 5.

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