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Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

By on April 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Winners and Losers in Locality Pay Areas

Which areas received the biggest locality pay increases in 2019 and which ones received the smallest increases?

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What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

By on March 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
What Impact Did the Shutdown Have on ‘Use or Lose’ Annual Leave Donations?

OPM has issued guidance on how “use or lose” annual leave donations will be handled as a result of the recent shutdown.

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2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

By on March 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
2019 Retroactive Pay Raise is Almost Here

What is taking the pay raise so long to arrive? OPM’s director provides an explanation.

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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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