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Will There be a Super Saver TSP Program in Your Future?

By on April 3, 2016 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The author describes a retirement savings benefit outlined in the tax code that can dramatically boost one’s ability to save for retirement.

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Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

By on March 23, 2016 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Medical Identity Theft: A Sickening Concern for Federal Employees

The author says that federal employees have a new concern in the realm of identity theft: medical records. He explains why this is an area of vulnerability and what federal workers can do if they think they have been a victim of medical identity theft.

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Take Charge, Be Active, and Be Honest

By on January 20, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that when we write, it’s important to be active and take command of the words we write to make them our own. He illustrates this point with some examples of passive statements designed to deflect blame from the individuals making them.

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Writing It Tight And Getting To The Point

By on January 7, 2016 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says that when it comes to writing, it’s important to get to the point quickly and then back it up with details. He explains what he means and why this is important.

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Why Are Self Plus One FEHB Savings So Insignificant?

By on December 2, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Why Are Self Plus One FEHB Savings So Insignificant?

Many readers are asking why the Self Plus One option is not more economical than the Self and Family health insurance option. What should an alert couple or single parent learn from a “witches’ brew of competing forces” affecting the cost of this new option?

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How to Save Money On Your Federal Health Insurance

By on November 23, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Here are tips from an expert on the federal employee health insurance program (FEHB) on how federal employees can save money by learning more about the program.

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Yes, There Is Life Without PowerPoint

By on October 22, 2015 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author says he gets frustrated by the excessive reliance on Powerpoint in business presentations. However, he recounts two recent experiences he had while attending presentations that gave him newfound hope for seeing people break out of the Powerpoint cycle.

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Details, Details, Details…

By on October 1, 2015 in Leadership with 0 Comments

The author recounts his experience teaching writing skills to some new employees at the Energy Department. He found that stressing the importance of the use of details helped them to overcome their problems with writing effectively.

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A Fairer and More Economical Way to Calculate Social Security COLAs

By on September 2, 2015 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The author proposes an alternate way of calculating the cost of living allowances for Social Security based on the process of computing cost of living adjustments for federal retirees that he says would result in tremendous long term savings.

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Fending Off Fraud

By on August 26, 2015 in Retirement with 0 Comments

How susceptible are you to fraudulent scams and con artists who target your life savings? Learn common scams to be aware of and how to protect yourself from the stories of these other people who found their retirement savings at risk from fraudsters.

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