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The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

By on March 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

The White House budget proposal contains suggestions federal employees will mostly not like. The author summarizes them and what they mean in the bigger picture.

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Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Benefits Cuts Resurface in 2020 Budget Proposal

Although not directly mentioned, some of the same cuts to federal employees’ benefits appeared in the 2020 budget proposal.

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Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

By on March 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Your Federal Benefits: What Should Your Primary Survivor Do When You Die?

There are important actions your primary survivor needs to take regarding your federal benefits in the event of your death.

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Retirement Backlog Holds at Just Over 23k

By on March 5, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Backlog Holds at Just Over 23k

February saw its typical surge in new retirement applications, but OPM was able to manage the workload which kept the overall backlog in check.

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New OPM Director Nominated

By on March 4, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The White House announced that President Trump has nominated a new permanent director for OPM.

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OPM Provides FAQs on IRS Health Insurance Forms

By on February 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Provides FAQs on IRS Health Insurance Forms

OPM has provided some frequently asked questions regarding government health insurance requirements under FEHB for tax year 2018.

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The Future of the Retirement Backlog

By on February 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
The Future of the Retirement Backlog

The author says that the retirement backlog at OPM is projected to get worse, and he proposes a solution which he says could reduce the backlog quickly.

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How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

By on February 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Will the Pay Raise Impact Locality Pay?

How will the 2019 pay raise impact locality pay, and what does the Pay Agent have to say about new locality pay areas?

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OPM Renews ID Protection Services Contract with ID Experts

By on February 12, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM Renews ID Protection Services Contract with ID Experts

OPM announced that it has renewed a contract with ID Experts to continue providing free identity theft monitoring services for the agency’s data breaches.

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How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

By on February 9, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
How Does the Shutdown Impact Within-Grade Increases?

OPM has released a list of frequently asked post-shutdown questions addressing various pay/benefits issues.

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