Pay & Benefits

Bill Would Require Agencies to Pay Accrued Interest Resulting from Veterans’ Pension Payment Errors

By on November 17, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Require Agencies to Pay Accrued Interest Resulting from Veterans’ Pension Payment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would protect veterans from having to pay back interest resulting from agency mistakes in the calculation of certain benefits.

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Hatch Drops Catch-Up Contributions Amendment from Senate Tax Bill

By on November 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Hatch Drops Catch-Up Contributions Amendment from Senate Tax Bill

An amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill that had the potential to impact federal employees who invest in the TSP has been taken off the table.

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More Tuition Discounts Available for Federal Employees

By on November 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
More Tuition Discounts Available for Federal Employees

OPM has announced the addition of four new academic institutions to its tuition discount program for federal employees.

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Who is the Highest Paid ‘Federal Employee’ in America?

By on November 15, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Who is the Highest Paid ‘Federal Employee’ in America?

Who is the highest paid “federal employee” in the country, and what is his annual salary?

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A Refresher on Holiday Pay

By on November 14, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
A Refresher on Holiday Pay

With the holiday season approaching, some federal employees may be wondering how this can affect their paychecks. Here is a quick refresher.

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Are You Ready for Open Season?

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Are You Ready for Open Season?

The 2017 federal benefits Open Season is now underway. Here is some information that can help you in evaluating your benefits decisions.

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Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

Is FEGLI Option B always the best deal? The author says that unannounced rate increases can mean it may not be the most affordable option over time.

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Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

A proposed amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill would eliminate current retirement savings catch-up contributions.

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Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

By on November 12, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

If you plan to carry your FEHB into retirement, be careful not to get tripped up by the five year rule.

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Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

By on November 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

Recently introduced legislation would give disabled veterans a new option for saving for retirement utilizing the TSP.

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