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Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

By on August 7, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

The government tried unsuccessfully to convince the district court to throw out a legal challenge to transgender individuals serving in the military.

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Buyout Increase Dropped in Latest Congressional Report

By on July 24, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Buyout Increase Dropped in Latest Congressional Report

Legislation to increase the amount of a buyout from $25,000 to $40,000 received what is likely to amount to a knockout punch this week.

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

By on June 26, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

A recent ruling paves the way for some federal employees who served in the military to receive additional paid leave.

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Airlines That Offer Discounts to Government Employees

By on June 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Airlines That Offer Discounts to Government Employees

Planning a trip soon? These are some discounts offered by different airlines to federal employees and members of the military.

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New Dental/Vision Plans Coming for Military Retirees

By on March 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Dental/Vision Plans Coming for Military Retirees

TRICARE eligible retirees and their families will be eligible to enroll in FEDVIP this year.

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More Lawmakers Target Congressional Pay as Retribution for Shutdowns

By on January 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
More Lawmakers Target Congressional Pay as Retribution for Shutdowns

More lawmakers want to see pay withheld from Members of Congress for shutdowns. One has even pledged to have her salary withheld until the shutdown is resolved.

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Opting in Sooner to the Blended Retirement System Can Boost Your TSP’s Value

on January 3, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
For military members who plan to move to the new Blended Retirement System, there are dollars to be lost if they delay the switch unnecessarily.

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Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

By on December 11, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Military Special Victims Counsel Program: Well-intentioned but Constitutionally Flawed

The author says that while well-intentioned, the military’s use of Special Victim’s Counsels to aid sexual assault victims can create a Constitutional dilemma.

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Air Force Announces Bonus for Switching to New Blended Retirement System

By on December 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Air Force Announces Bonus for Switching to New Blended Retirement System

The Air Force will offer some Airmen a cash bonus if they convert to the military’s new Blended Retirement System.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Give Tax Credit to Federal Employees Serving in Combat Zones

By on June 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Give Tax Credit to Federal Employees Serving in Combat Zones

Legislation has been introduced to give the same tax credit to federal employees that military personnel get when working in a combat zone.

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