How Public Employee Offsets in Social Security Work

on November 9, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The author says that the windfall elimination provision (WEP) and government pension offset (GPO) have led public sector employees to believe they are being singled out for reductions in Social Security benefits but that this is actually not the case.

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Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

By on November 8, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Most Military Retirees to See Pay Increase in 2019

Most military retirees will see a pay increase next year thanks to a cost of living adjustment.

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog Spikes 12% in October

Thanks to receiving over 9,000 new applications, OPM’s retirement backlog grew considerably in October.

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Taxpayers Have a New Guide to the Tax Law Changes

By on November 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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 Will the New TSP Rules Affect You?

By on November 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Will the New TSP Rules Affect You?

Changes are coming to the TSP rules next year that have important implications for federal employees saving for retirement.

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Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

By on November 6, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Former Federal Employee Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

A former federal employee with the VA and OPM will be serving time in prison for stealing from a veteran and fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

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Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Laying the Foundation

By on November 6, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Applying for FERS Disability Retirement: Laying the Foundation

Applying for FERS Disability Retirement is a complex task. The author lists three beginning steps to take before embarking on the application process.

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Timing the Market Can Lower Your TSP Balance

By on November 5, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Timing the Market Can Lower Your TSP Balance

TSP investors transferred millions from the G fund into stock funds in September, just in time to lose money in October as the market went down.

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No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

By on November 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
No, ICE Will Not Be Patrolling Voting Locations on Election Day

Rumors that ICE will be patrolling polling places on election day have surfaced, but the agency says they are false.

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