Tag: Military

Retirement Credit for Military Service

October 8, 2010 7:04 AM

Military service is generally creditable for civilian retirement, but it must be paid for by the employee. This is referred to as “buying back” the military time, or making the “military deposit.” Sometimes it pays to buy back the time and other times it does not.

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Troops in Iraq are Heroes Say Readers

April 19, 2004 12:00 AM

Many readers wrote in to comment on Andy Rooney’s beliefs regarding American troops in Iraq. Most readers disagree with his comments.

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Pay Parity Issue Coming to a Head in Debate on 2005 Pay Raise

March 29, 2004 12:00 AM

The Congressional debate on pay parity for 2005 may reach a head this week when a vote is taken on a resolution to support (or reject) pay parity.

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Vast Majority of Readers Believe in "Pay Parity" With Military Personnel

March 25, 2004 12:00 AM

Majority of readers support “pay parity”

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Military Gets Pay 4%+ Raise Plus Housing Allowance Increase

December 13, 2003 12:00 AM

“Pay parity” between civilian and military personnel became a slogan this year for those advocating higher pay for federal civilian employees. Here is a quick summary of the 2004 military pay package.

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Feds Not Wild About Results of Recent Military Action

May 20, 2003 12:00 AM

Are you feeling more or less secure as a result of recent military actions by the United States? Here are results from the latest Fedsmith.com poll.

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Does America Need a Draft?

January 9, 2003 12:00 AM

Calls for a new military draft are designed to score political points using race and class arguments rather than creating an effective fighting force

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