Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

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Hurricanes in August and September Dramatically Impacted 2018 COLA

Two major hurricanes were a big factor in a higher COLA for federal retirees in 2018. The author explains how this happened.

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2% COLA for Federal Retirees in 2018

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2% COLA for Federal Retirees in 2018

The 2018 cost of living adjustment for federal retirees will be 2%.

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2017 FEVS Results Show Federal Employees Increasingly Satisfied With Pay, Work/Life Programs

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2017 FEVS Results Show Federal Employees Increasingly Satisfied With Pay, Work/Life Programs

OPM has announced the initial results of the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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FEHB and Medicare Explained

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FEHB and Medicare Explained

What are the various options available under Medicare, and how do they work alongside the Federal Employees Health Benefits program?

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House Committee Looking at Employee Reassignments at DOI

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House Committee Looking at Employee Reassignments at DOI

A House Committee is requesting information on employee transfers within DOI that it says may have been done in retaliation and therefore violation of law.

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House Passes TSP Modernization Act

By on October 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Passes TSP Modernization Act

The House has passed legislation that would amend current law to allow federal employees to make multiple withdrawals from the TSP.

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VA Conceals Shoddy Care And Health Workers’ Mistakes

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A USA TODAY investigation found that the VA has for years concealed mistakes and misdeeds by staff members entrusted with the care of veterans.

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OGE Reminds Agency Leaders to Promote an ‘Ethical Culture’

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OGE Reminds Agency Leaders to Promote an ‘Ethical Culture’

The Office of Government Ethics is reminding agency leaders to ensure they act in ways that will not erode the trust of the American public.

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An Ounce of Current Prevention is Worth a Pound of Post-Retirement Cure!

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An Ounce of Current Prevention is Worth a Pound of Post-Retirement Cure!

Prevention is often more valuable than a cure. The author explains ways to apply this concept to your retirement planning.

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I Worked Part Time Under FERS; How Does This Affect My Annuity?

By on October 10, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
I Worked Part Time Under FERS; How Does This Affect My Annuity?

I’m a FERS employee who has worked part time for part of my federal career. How does this affect my length of service and the way my FERS annuity is computed?

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