Tag: OPM

Divorce, Death, Children and a Federal Retirement Annuity

March 30, 2010 6:52 AM

A federal court has upheld OPM in following the order of a divorce court to pay a portion of a retiree’s civil service annuity to his two adult children following the death of his ex-wife.

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National Labor Council’s First Meeting: AFGE Bashes HR and LR Staffs

March 2, 2010 6:50 AM

AFGE took the opportunity to of the National Council on Labor Management Relations to try to keep HR and LR staffs away from participating in prospective Agency Forums. The Author gives a rundown on the meeting and the information provided.

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Electing a Survivor Annuity: Follow Legal Requirements or Lose the Benefit

December 18, 2009 7:09 AM

A surviving widow of a retired federal employee tried without success to convince OPM, the MSPB and the appeals court that her deceased husband had provided her a survivor’s annuity.

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Made Your Decision About Long Term Care Insurance? Hold That Thought…

November 16, 2009 7:09 AM

If you made a decision on FLTCIP based on recent info, you need to reconsider until you receive and evaluate the correct information.

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The Persistence of Pay-for-Performance in Government

Pay-for-performance may prove a boon to government, but experiences to date indicate much groundwork must be laid before assumptions translate into proven successes. “As someone who looks forward to Director Berry’s tenure at OPM, I urge him and his staff to temper their enthusiasm for PFP with the cool-but-conclusive data at hand.”

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Be Careful in Asking for a Classification Review

This VA employee thought he should be paid at a higher grade level; OPM disagreed.

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OPM Encourages Use of Referral Bonuses: Get a Friend to Apply for a Job with Uncle Sam and Make a Few Bucks

September 17, 2008 6:35 AM

OPM is encouraging agencies to utilize their flexibilities to pay bonuses to current employees who get people to apply for government jobs. The author asks a few questions about the impact of this on labor relations and agency budgets.

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OPM to Congressman Hoyer: Thanks for the (Unworkable) Idea

September 3, 2008 9:01 AM

Congressman Steny Hoyer wrote OPM to ask for a quick study on a four-day workweek for the federal workforce in the name of energy conservation. OPM tells the Congressman it isn’t such a good idea.

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OPM Director Springer Announces Resignation

July 16, 2008 7:00 AM

OPM director Linda Springer has announced in an email to employees that she is leaving the agency in August.

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17 Years Later–Former Fed Learns Expensive Lesson

When you leave federal service before being eligible for retirement, what are the implications of taking a lump sum payment? This former Navy employee discovered the answer.

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