The author outlines key components of the FERS system you will need to have a successful retirement.
The 2017 Defense Authorization Act recently passed by the Senate includes a provision that places some limits on veteran preference. The author analyzes the bill in detail and discusses whether or not it would be good for veterans’ preference.
What if your life insurance could also provide coverage for you during your lifetime? The author discusses the concept of using living benefits as they apply to federal employees covered by FEGLI and FEHB.
What is the definition of an “eligible child” with respect to receiving survivor benefits? The author provides some details of survivor benefits as they relate to children of federal employees.
The House Budget Committee has released its FY 2017 budget proposal. Unlike past budgets, this one lacks some of the direct targeting of federal employees through proposed cuts, but it still includes some proposals that are applicable to federal workers. Here is a summary of these proposals.
Federal employees work in many different fields and enjoy a variety of benefits as part of the work they do. The author presents several tips for federal workers to help strengthen their personal financial situations as they progress through their careers and work towards retirement.
When the Office of Personnel Management was inflexible in dealing with a decorated war veteran, a federal judge stepped in to provide rare injunctive relief “to remedy the profound injustice committed by the federal bureaucracy against a blind war veteran.”
It is increasingly less likely that there will be a COLA increase for retirees in 2016 based on the inflation figures for July.
Thanks to the recent data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the kind of attention that most Federal agencies never want and has subsequently left many questioning the competency of agency staff and leaders and even wondering whether it should even exist. The author says he believes that OPM still has the potential to be the talent management agency the government needs.
Federal employees who invest in the G fund may breathe a sigh of relief as a proposal to cut the interest rate paid by this TSP fund appears to have died in the Senate.