Pay & Benefits

Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

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Federal Employee Pay and the Federal Salary Council

The Federal Salary Council has renewed its call for adding new locality pay areas and added one more geographic area to its list of recommendations.

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The 2018 Open Season is Underway

By on November 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The 2018 Open Season is Underway

The 2018 open season is officially underway. Here is some important information to help you prepare for making your benefits selections.

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Taxpayers Have a New Guide to the Tax Law Changes

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Taxpayers Have a New Guide to the Tax Law Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act modified tax rules starting in 2018. This new guide from the IRS alerts individual taxpayers to important changes.

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Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

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Mid-Term Elections and Federal Employee Pay and Benefits

The change in Congressional control of the House will result in a new emphasis on federal employee issues. Here is an overview.

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How One Fed Family Explored the Mediterranean on a Cruise

By on November 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How One Fed Family Explored the Mediterranean on a Cruise

Thinking of a cruise for your next vacation? Learning how one federal employee family spent their recent vacation may provide some inspiration and ideas.

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Which TSP Funds Had the Largest Losses in October?

By on November 1, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Had the Largest Losses in October?

Stock funds went down in October. See which funds were the biggest losers for the month.

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Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2019

By on October 31, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2019

OPM has announced a number of changes for some plans in the FEHB starting in 2019. Here are the changes and what impacted federal employees must know.

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VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

By on October 31, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
VA Announces Amended Regulations on Pensions

The VA has announced changes to its pension regulations to help ensure that only veterans with a genuine need receive the benefits.

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Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

By on October 30, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Veterans Impacted by Hurricanes Will Get Priority on Appeals Claims

The VA announced it is giving priority to pending appeals claims for veterans in areas impacted by two recent major hurricanes.

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Which Health Plans Are Leaving the FEHB in 2019?

By on October 29, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which Health Plans Are Leaving the FEHB in 2019?

Some insurance plans are leaving the FEHB in 2019. Here is a list of the plans and actions impacted federal employees need to take.

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