Exactly how is your retirement income taxed for federal income tax purposes? The author breaks it down piece by piece.
When making New Year’s resolutions for your career, the author suggests breaking them down into easily achievable steps and celebrating your small successes. He offers suggestions you can use to improve your job situation in 2013.
What impact will the recent “fiscal cliff” legislation have on you as a federal employee? Will you be better off hanging around or retiring?
The author notes that some readers who contacted him for clarification on the requirement to have insurance for five years before retirement have apparently been given incorrect information as to whether the time requirement also applies to a spouse. Here is a quick explanation of the time requirement.
A major new change is coming to Flexible Spending Accounts in 2013.
The author explains some common misconceptions about how sick leave is credited for retirement purposes.
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 makes two significant changes to FERS.
Social Security has announced benefit changes for 2013. The cost-of-living adjustment that Social Security recipients will receive starting in January will be 1.7%.
The author examines the “five-year requirement” under the Federal Employees Health Benefit and how it applies to your Federal Employees Group Life Insurance.
OPM plans to segregate “healthy” retirement cases from those that need more information to speed up retirement processing.