Tag: Featured

The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

Congress is once again debating whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Here is what this means for federal employees.

Continue Reading »

How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

By on August 16, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act May Drive Civil Service Reform

The author says that a new VA reform bill provides a look into both the approach and substance of reforms we should expect to see in the rest of government.

Continue Reading »

What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

Continue Reading »

How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How to Determine if a Financial Adviser is Right For You

How can you go about selecting a financial advisor to help you plan for retirement? These are some questions to ask and red flags to watch for.

Continue Reading »

Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

By on August 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Social Security: It’s All Part of the Plan

The author says that Social Security is gradually heading towards a financial crisis, and the worst part about it is there seems to be no plan to deal with it.

Continue Reading »

Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

By on August 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Be Prepared for a Moderate COLA in January

There is both good and bad news about the likely COLA in 2018. The author provides the details.

Continue Reading »

A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

By on August 14, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Federal Internship Does Not Guarantee a Permanent Position

Does the Merit Systems Protection Board have jurisdiction to review an agency’s decision not to convert an intern position to a permanent appointment? The MSPB says no and the appeals court now agrees.

Continue Reading »

Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

By on August 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

The 2018 federal employee pay raise is following the usual tortuous path. Probable result: an average pay raise of 1.9% in January.

Continue Reading »

Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

By on August 13, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Making Federal Employees ‘At-Will’ Would Limit Their Legal Recourse

Legislation has been introduced to make employment of future federal employees “at-will.” The author explains the legal implications of this proposed change.

Continue Reading »

Top