Archive for January, 2013

IRS Offers New Services for Tax Season

By on January 31, 2013 in Current Events with 5 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service has opened the 2013 filing season by announcing a variety of enhanced products and services to help taxpayers prepare and file their tax returns by the April 15 deadline.

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Bill Introduced to Protect Military Pay in Event of Government Shutdown

By on January 31, 2013 in Current Events with 42 Comments

Two Senators have introduced legislation that would ensure that military members do not go without pay in the event a government shutdown occurs.

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Green Teams Help U.S. Postal Service Save Millions

By on January 31, 2013 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The U.S. Postal Service saved more than $52 million in 2012 by reducing energy, water, consumables, petroleum fuel use and solid waste to landfills, and generated nearly $24 million in revenue by recycling. Together, these actions to save costs and generate revenue surpassed $76 million.

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NTEU Urges Senators to Avoid Sequestration Cuts

By on January 31, 2013 in Current Events with 5 Comments

NTEU National President Colleen Kelley sent a letter this week to members of the Senate urging them to avoid sequestration cuts which are potentially looming in the coming months.

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Retiring the FERS Way

By on January 31, 2013 in Retirement with 183 Comments

What can go wrong with your retirement application under FERS? A retired federal employee shares a frank, personal perspective of her experience, her frustration and offers advice on how to realistically prepare for retirement under FERS in the hope it will help other federal workers be better prepared for the experience.

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Taxes and Your Federal Employee Retirement Income

Exactly how is your retirement income taxed for federal income tax purposes? The author breaks it down piece by piece.

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How to Beat Writer's Block Every Time

By on January 30, 2013 in Leadership with 2 Comments

Here’s a clever trick you can use to overcome writer’s block.

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DC Statehood Bills Introduced

By on January 29, 2013 in Current Events with 72 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate that would allow Washington, DC full statehood.

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LaHood to Step Down as Transportation Secretary

By on January 29, 2013 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that he will not stay on for a second term.

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Is It Worth Putting Your Job at Risk for $25?

By on January 29, 2013 in Court Cases, Current Events with 79 Comments

There was enough evidence to convince the Postal Service that a supervisor had helped himself to a grocery gift card that belonged in the pile of undeliverable mail. This led to his removal.

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