Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

By on February 19, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Overcoming Procrastination

Do you find yourself procrastinating on your FERS Disability Retirement application? The author interviews an expert for ideas on how to overcome procrastination.

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Federal Employees and Canceling Union Dues

By on February 18, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees and Canceling Union Dues

The FLRA has issued a decision overturning a long-standing restriction that made it more difficult to cancel union dues payments.

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FRTIB Plans to Raise Automatic Enrollment in TSP to 5%

By on February 18, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Plans to Raise Automatic Enrollment in TSP to 5%

A proposed rule in the Federal Register would increase the automatic enrollment percentage in the TSP from 3% to 5% later this year.

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Bloomberg’s Plan for Social Security

By on February 18, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Bloomberg’s Plan for Social Security

The author analyzes details of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s plan for Social Security.

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New TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process Coming in 2021

By on February 17, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process Coming in 2021

The TSP is implementing a simpler process for making catch-up contributions beginning in 2021.

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New TSP Hardship Withdrawal Option Likely Coming Soon

By on February 15, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New TSP Hardship Withdrawal Option Likely Coming Soon

A proposed rule would allow TSP participants to make hardship withdrawals in the event of natural disasters.

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New TSP Annuity COLA Computation Rate Coming in March

By on February 14, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New TSP Annuity COLA Computation Rate Coming in March

TSP annuities will have a new formula used to calculate their cost of living adjustments starting this spring.

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House Bill Would Expand Paid Parental Leave to All Federal Employees

By on February 13, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Bill Would Expand Paid Parental Leave to All Federal Employees

A House bill would expand paid parental leave to cover some federal employees who were excluded by the new law.

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Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

By on February 13, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

A Postmaster removed an employee for performance, but he was removed after she alleged that he had made inappropriate comments to her while she worked for him.

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Will Census 2020 Count Be Accurate? Congress Questions Readiness

on February 13, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Democratic lawmakers criticized Census officials Wednesday saying with only weeks until the 2020 count is fully underway the bureau’s preparations are “woefully inadequate” to accurately track the nation’s population while Census officials defended the agency's readiness.

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