Pay & Benefits

Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on March 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Details Revealed on Proposed Benefits Cuts

More details have been revealed about the suggested cuts to federal employees’ benefits along with the rationale for the proposals.

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Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

By on March 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts from 2020 Budget Mirror Past Proposals

Recent proposed cuts to federal employees’ benefits appear to be the same as ones from past budget proposals. Here is a recap.

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Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

By on March 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Continue Pushing Back Pay for Federal Contractors

A group of House lawmakers are still working to secure back pay for federal contractors from the recent government shutdown.

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Senators Ask TSA for Status on Shutdown Back Pay

By on March 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Ask TSA for Status on Shutdown Back Pay

A group of Senators are asking when some TSA employees can expect to receive back pay they are owed from the recent shutdown.

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The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

By on March 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

The White House budget proposal contains suggestions federal employees will mostly not like. The author summarizes them and what they mean in the bigger picture.

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Bad News: Tax Refunds Are Up This Year

By on March 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Recent IRS data show that the amount of the average tax refund has risen over last year, but is this really something to get excited about?

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Federal Employees Should Have an Emergency Fund for Possible Future Shutdown

on March 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The author says that once things get back to normal, it's easy to forget how bad things were for federal employees in the last shutdown. She suggests federal employees save an emergency fund to be prepared for a possible future shutdown.

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Another Pay Freeze Proposed for 2020

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Pay Freeze Proposed for 2020

The White House has proposed a pay freeze for federal employees for the second year in a row.

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Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

Although not directly mentioned, some of the same cuts to federal employees’ benefits appeared in the 2020 budget proposal.

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Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

By on March 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

There are important actions your primary survivor needs to take regarding your federal benefits in the event of your death.

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