How to Speed Up Processing Your Retirement Application

March 28, 2014 9:28 AM

OPM is pushing to have agencies submit complete retirement processing packages to speed up the process. Here are some common errors to avoid that may help speed your application along.

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An Open Letter to Katherine Archuleta

October 31, 2013 4:10 AM

The author suggests a solution for improved calculation of the FERS annuity supplement in an open letter to nominee for OPM director Katherine Archuleta.

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Maximizing Social Security For Retirement

October 28, 2013 5:20 PM

Social Security is an important benefit in retirement. What many people do not know, though, is the sheer number of options you have when considering how to file for your benefits. Those options will depend on your age, marital status, and other factors, but should all be considered before deciding on a filing strategy.

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Retirement Myths: What Determines Your Retirement Annuity?

August 12, 2013 8:43 PM

Your FERS or CSRS annuity will continue for the rest of your life, and the amount of your annuity is determined by your high-3 average salary and your years of service. The amount that you contributed to FERS or CSRS doesn’t matter.

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Taxes and Your Federal Retirement

July 29, 2013 7:01 PM

Here are a few tips to consider in calculating your future retirement income as a federal employee.

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Making Your Money Last Through a Multi-Decade Retirement

July 15, 2013 4:58 PM

The author says that federal employees have much to be thankful for when it comes to generating income in retirement.

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FERS and CSRS Federal Disability Retirement: Common Roadblocks

What are the roadblocks and obstacles for a Federal Disability Retirement application, filed through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, whether under FERS or CSRS?

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Retire or Keep Working?

May 9, 2013 2:31 AM

As you get closer to the time when federal employees start thinking about retirement, there can often be apprehension about whether or not you are ready. This article will attempt to give you a clear understanding of the financial impacts of your decisions, so you can be informed and comfortable with what you decide.

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What if Your Income Dropped by 40%?

February 19, 2013 11:09 PM

Imagine you’re retired and living on a fixed income of $5,200/month. But suddenly your income dropped to $3,000/month. What changes would you have to make? Would you be able to stay retired? Who is faced with this situation?

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Retiring the FERS Way

January 31, 2013 1:24 AM

What can go wrong with your retirement application under FERS? A retired federal employee shares a frank, personal perspective of her experience, her frustration and offers advice on how to realistically prepare for retirement under FERS in the hope it will help other federal workers be better prepared for the experience.

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