Tag: Military

Should You Opt Into the New Blended Retirement System?

June 10, 2017 1:47 PM

The Thrift Savings Plan has provided information to help military service members decide if they should move to the new Blended Retirement System.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

The U. S. Supreme Court slapped down a decision by the Arizona state courts that held the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act did not pre-empt the Arizona family court’s order requiring that a military retiree make up for a portion of his annuity lost by his ex-wife by operation of federal law.

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An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

May 19, 2017 10:42 AM
An Overview of How Military Retirees are Subject to the Emoluments Clause

Michael Flynn has been accused of violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. What is this clause and how does it apply to retired military personnel?

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Pay Parity For Federal Employees and Military?

Pay Parity For Federal Employees and Military?

Will military and federal civilians receive the same pay raise in 2018? Here is how pay raises compare for the past 10 years.

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New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

February 4, 2017 3:47 PM
New Military Retirement System Has Big Changes

A new military retirement system is going into effect. Here is how it will work.

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Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

Feds’ Eligibility For Shopping at Military Exchanges to Increase

Many federal employees who are veterans will become eligible for shopping through the military exchange system later this year.

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A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

November 11, 2016 9:46 AM
A Personal Remembrance in Honor of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a federal holiday created to honor those that served their country in the military. The author provides a personal memorial to honor one of these veterans.

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What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

October 26, 2016 12:15 PM
What Happens If You Are Accidentally Overpaid?

Recent news that nearly 10,000 soldiers were asked by the Pentagon to repay bonus overpayments may have other federal employees wondering what happens if they find themselves in a similar situation. The author provides some details on how agencies usually handle overpayments.

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2017 Federal Pay Raise and COLA Update

September 8, 2016 10:55 AM
2017 Federal Pay Raise and COLA Update

What is the status of a 2017 raise for federal employees, next year’s COLA increase, proposed locality pay changes and military pay? Here is an update.

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How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

August 31, 2016 4:22 PM
How Much Will Your Pay Increase in 2017? President Submits Pay Plan

As has been done in recent years, President Obama has issued a letter outlining the federal employee pay raise in 2017.

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