Tag: Budget

How to Make Lemonade from Lemons

May 6, 2020 3:14 PM , Updated May 19, 2020 10:52 AM

The situation with the coronavirus is scary and unprecedented, but these are some planning strategies within your control to help you create a better future.

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Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

February 19, 2020 1:19 PM , Updated March 13, 2020 10:56 AM
Federal Retirement Benefits on the Chopping Block

While the proposed budget cuts to federal employees’ retirement are familiar, the author says they contain a key difference this time.

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Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

February 11, 2020 12:11 PM , Updated February 28, 2020 12:49 PM
Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

The 2021 budget proposes major changes in federal benefits to align more closely with private sector benefits.

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White House Proposes 1% Pay Raise in 2021

February 10, 2020 3:21 PM , Updated February 28, 2020 12:49 PM
White House Proposes 1% Pay Raise in 2021

The 2021 budget proposal from the White House includes a suggested pay raise for federal employees.

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2021 Budget Proposal Would Eliminate FERS COLA, SRS

February 10, 2020 1:30 PM , Updated February 25, 2020 10:09 AM
2021 Budget Proposal Would Eliminate FERS COLA, SRS

A number of reductions to federal employees’ retirement benefits have been proposed in the President’s 2021 Budget.

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Budgeting for Retirement

November 25, 2019 1:26 PM , Updated March 26, 2020 6:30 PM

Do you know what your expenses will be in retirement? Putting together a budget can help you plan for this phase of your life.

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We’ve Got a Budget. Where is Your Raise?

August 2, 2019 4:10 PM , Updated August 14, 2019 8:09 AM
We’ve Got a Budget. Where is Your Raise?

A budget agreement has been passed for the federal government. What does this mean for a pay raise next year?

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Shutdown Averted? Not So Fast…

August 1, 2019 12:47 PM , Updated August 13, 2019 9:57 AM

You may think the recent budget agreement means a shutdown is off the table, but the author says federal employees should still be cautious.

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House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

April 5, 2019 1:04 PM , Updated April 17, 2019 6:19 PM
House Dems Ask to Block Funding for OPM Reorganization

A group of House Democrats have asked to block funding for the Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize OPM.

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Budget Amendments Introduced for Federal Employees

March 27, 2019 2:04 PM , Updated April 9, 2019 11:09 AM

Four amendments have been introduced that are designed to protect the pay and benefits of federal employees and contractors.

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