After some thirty-five years of marriage, a woman filed for divorce. Before the divorce was finalized, her husband retired from the Army. He elected a survivorâ€™s annuity for his spouse even though they were in the process of getting a divorce. When the ex wife filed paperwork with OPM to receive her survivor annuity after her former husband died, the agency turned her down and the court upholds the ruling to deny her the annuity.
How much will your health insurance cost increase next year? On average, about 7.2%–at least that will be your share of the increase. Here are the details.
Here’s a rather bizarre case revolving around who should be paid death benefits for a federal employee whose husband was found to have been responsible for her death.
The federal salary war is not going away with debating experts throwing around statistics that reach opposite conclusions. What do readers think of their salary and compensation package? Is it too high, too low or about right? Should OPM conduct a study of the compensation package for federal employees that would involve objective participants from outside the federal government to eliminate controversy over federal pay? Here are the results.
In a memo to chief human capital officers, the Office of Personnel Management is expanding a limited use of leave without pay for domestic partners of federal employees.
The author asks the reader to go with him through Aliceâ€™s looking glass for a tour of the world of human resources management in our nationâ€™s capitol. Up is down, down is sideways as Agency chief human capital officers thread their way through the minefield of identifying what might be amiss in the U.S. civil service.
The federal salary war is heating up at a time when decisions are being made on next year’s salary increase, if any, for federal employees.
History has a way of repeating itself, even in reforming the federal hiring process. OPM is about to cancel the central hiring registry it started earlier this year. Is this the same system that OPM canceled in 1994 because it was not working?
Is there really an ongoing â€œtidal waveâ€ of retirements? If yes, is there evidence for it? If evidence shows there is no tidal wave, then why would a Federal agency foster such an impression?
New people bring new ideas. OPM’s John Berry has been creative by urging time off for some in DC to get an extra hour to walk to the cherry blossoms and, later this week, hosting an event to come up with new recipes from federal employees to go into a federal government cookbook.