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Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

By on October 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Why The F Fund Has Been The Worst-Performing TSP Fund Lately

The F Fund has suffered from a lackluster performance in recent years. The author explains why this is the case and what its prospects are going forward.

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Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

By on October 10, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Are You Covered for a Disability as a Federal Employee Outside of Work?

Federal employees have various options for protecting their incomes in the event of a disability.

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How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement

By on September 27, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Federal Employees Can Plan a Successful Early Retirement

If you are a federal employee who is considering early retirement, it is important to understand your options and whether or not it is feasible.

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How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

By on September 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How has the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process?

How has the VA disability appeals process changed since reform legislation was passed in 2017?

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Private-Sector NLRB Weingarten Ruling Could Affect Federal Sector Too

Private-Sector NLRB Weingarten Ruling Could Affect Federal Sector Too

A recent NLRB decision appears to interpret Weingarten more liberally than before and may have implications for federal employees.

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Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

By on July 9, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Better Use of the Probationary Period

The MSPB has found that the probationary period is not extensively used, but there are steps agencies can take to utilize it more effectively.

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Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

By on May 23, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Fight Fear with Facts: 3 Tips to Overcome Market Volatility

Volatility has been increasing this year in the stock market. Here are some tips on how to avoid letting your emotions derail your retirement savings plan.

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Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

By on April 30, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees’ Right to Use FMLA Leave

FMLA requires agencies to allow qualifying federal employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per calendar year for certain events.

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Life After Retirement

By on April 24, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Life After Retirement

What are your plans for spending your time after retirement? The author tells his story of how he became a published author after his federal career.

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Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

By on March 8, 2018 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Estimate What My Monthly CSRS and Social Security Payments Will Be?

I’m confused about my 35 years of CSRS Offset and Social Security pensions. Can I estimate how much will I get in monthly pensions from both?

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