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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?

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How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

Recent proposals suggest cutting federal employees’ retirement benefits, however, the author says that lawmakers may not understand how these are funded.

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I Took EPA’s Buyout Offer; When Should I Leave?

By on August 2, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
I Took EPA’s Buyout Offer; When Should I Leave?

I took the EPA’s VERA/VSIP offer and am wondering when to set the effective date of my retirement.

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Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

By on August 2, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate recently sent letters expressing their concerns to proposals to cut federal employees’ benefits.

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Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

By on July 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

Federal employees are understandably concerned about recent proposals to cut their pay and benefits, however, the author points out that there are still plenty of reasons to remain positive.

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Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

By on July 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Congress and Your Federal Employee Retirement

Should a federal employee retire now to avoid unpleasant changes that may be implemented in new legislation?

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What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

By on July 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Will the Proposed Cuts to Our Benefits Have on Me?

I am concerned about proposed cuts to my benefits. What will this mean for my salary and what can I do in the meantime?

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House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

By on July 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Budget Committee Targets Federal Employee Pensions

The House Budget Committee’s 2018 budget proposal suggests reforming civil service pensions to “put them on a better fiscal path.”

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Legislation Would Expand Salaries for Newer Federal Employees

By on July 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Expand Salaries for Newer Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced to cut the mandatory amount some federal employees contribute to their retirement programs by 3.6%.

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Retirement Benefits When Leaving Federal Service

By on July 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Benefits When Leaving Federal Service

What retirement benefits will you have available when you decide to retire from federal service? This is what you can expect.

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