John Grobe

John Grobe is President of Federal Career Experts, a consulting firm that specializes in federal retirement and career transition issues. He is also affiliated with TSP Safety Net. John retired from federal service after 25 years of progressively more responsible human resources positions. He is the author of Understanding the Federal Retirement Systems and Career Transition: A Guide for Federal Employees, both published by the Federal Management Institute. Federal Career Experts provides pre-retirement seminars for a wide variety of federal agencies.

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Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

By on July 24, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Be Considered a CSRS Re-Hire Under a Presidential Appointment?

Can I be considered as a CSRS re-hire? If so, how will my previous CSRS time affect any retirement benefits to which I would be entitled eight years from now?

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What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

By on July 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Happens to Your Benefits If You Leave Before You Are Eligible for Retirement?

What happens to your federal benefits if you leave before you are eligible to retire? Here is a summary.

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Will Working Longer Increase My Social Security Benefits?

By on July 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Will Working Longer Increase My Social Security Benefits?

Will working longer increase Social Security benefits? Here are some key points for federal retirees.

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Retirement Benefits When Leaving Federal Service

By on July 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Benefits When Leaving Federal Service

What retirement benefits will you have available when you decide to retire from federal service? This is what you can expect.

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Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment

By on July 4, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Stay or Leave: Pros and Cons of Federal vs. Private Sector Employment

Should you stay in your federal job or leave for the private sector? The author looks at benefits and considerations of both areas of employment.

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prepare for Proposed Retirement Cuts?

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What Can Federal Employees Do to Prepare for Proposed Retirement Cuts?

Efforts to reduce pension and salary benefits have led to more uncertainty for federal employees. What can federal employees do to be prepared?

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How Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

By on June 11, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Could You Have in Your TSP at Retirement?

How much money should you have in your TSP when you reach retirement to live comfortably? Calculators on the TSP website can help address this question.

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What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

By on June 8, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

I will be retiring at the end of this year and I have a TSP loan. What effect will this have on my ability to withdraw funds from my TSP once I retire?

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Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

By on June 5, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Should I Retire Now to Take the Supplemental Payment?

I meet requirements for immediate retirement from Federal service. One thing I don’t want to lose is the supplemental payment until 62. Should I retire now?

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Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

By on May 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

Can I take a certain percentage out of my traditional TSP (all G fund) for two years, and then purchase an annuity?

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