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Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

Is FEGLI Option B always the best deal? The author says that unannounced rate increases can mean it may not be the most affordable option over time.

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Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

By on August 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

If you leave your federal job, you may be eligible to temporarily continue your health insurance under the FEHB.

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Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

By on August 17, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees Invest in a Roth IRA?

One advantage of a Roth IRA for federal employees is the opportunity to increase exposure to international markets. The author explains.

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Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

By on July 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Antidiscrimination Act of 2017 Passes House Unanimously

The House recently passed legislation that would provide greater protection to victims of discrimination and accountability within the federal government.

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The TSP is Soaring: Are You Maximizing This Opportunity?

By on July 10, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The TSP is Soaring: Are You Maximizing This Opportunity?

The current bull market has had an amazing run, but the tide could shift at some point. These are some actions you can take to prepare for a market downturn.

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NARFE Response to ‘NARFE Embroiled in Political Controversy’

By on June 23, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

NARFE has issued a statement in response to an article written by FedSmith.com author Michael Wald about a proposal to allow its National President to seek a third term.

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Everything You Ever Wanted Know About the Merit Systems Protection Board

Everything You Ever Wanted Know About the Merit Systems Protection Board

The author provides an overview of the MSPB, its mission, and how federal employees go about filing appeals.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

By on June 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

In the third and final article in the series, the author provides details on how to write an effective counseling memo.

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When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

By on May 31, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
When Hiring a Particular Candidate Might Constitute a Prohibited Personnel Practice

The author discusses the prohibited personnel practice that can result from defining a particular position in a way that favors certain candidates or disfavors others.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 2 – The Counseling Session

By on May 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 2 – The Counseling Session

Are you aware of best practices on how to conduct a counseling session with an employee? The author shares some tips on how to improve your counseling as a supervisor.

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