Tag: Sick Leave

FERS Sick Leave Changes Dropped in Senate Bill: What Impact Should This Have on Your Retirement?

By on June 12, 2009 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

The Senate did not include proposed changes to the FERS sick leave program that would have given some people more money in retirement. How should this recent development impact your retirement plans?

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FERS, Sick Leave and Your Retirement: How Much Is This New Benefit Worth to You in Dollars and Cents?

By on April 5, 2009 in Retirement with 0 Comments

A bill is moving through Congress that would allow FERS employees to count unused sick leave in computing retirement benefits. Is it more beneficial to take the leave or to save it for using in computing retirement benefits? Here are a few considerations–if this bill does get passed by Congress.

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Introducing the FERS Sick Leave Equity Act

By on February 12, 2009 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

Federal employees under the FERS system who are nearing retirement may have at least a momentary sense of enrichment. Legislation has again been introduced in the House to credit unused sick leave in computing an annuity payment.

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Should You Use Your Sick Leave or Save It For The Potential of a Higher Annuity?

By on December 11, 2008 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Should employees under the FERS system use their sick leave or save it with the possibility of getting more credit toward a higher annuity payment?

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Sick Leave and FERS: Leave Abuse? Justifiable Cheating? Flexible Ethics?

By on January 29, 2007 in Current Events with 0 Comments

About 1/3 of readers think it is ethical for a federal employee to sick leave without a medical reason and about 1/3 have taken sick leave when they were not sick. Readers think the system of not crediting sick leave for FERS employees should be changed.

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Sick Leave Abuse: Part 3 – Resolving the Problem

By on January 15, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

This is the third part of a series on sick leave. This article deals with a 12-step program for a supervisor to help resolve sick leave issues.

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Sick Leave Abuse: Part 2 – Identifying the Problem

By on January 8, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Is taking sick leave discretionary? The government’s view is that sick leave applies to a few prescribed situations. What constitutes sick leave abuse and why do people abuse it?

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Preventing Sick Leave Problems: Steps an Agency Can Take To Reduce Problems

By on January 3, 2007 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The number one cause for employee discipline in the Federal sector results from problems related to leave. some of the attitudes that may cause sick leave problems and some prevention strategies.

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Addressing Medical Issues – Why is this Considered the Most Difficult Area Facing Managers?

By on December 8, 2006 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The laws and regulations covering various medical problems are complex, but understanding them will make your job as a manager easier.

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Sick Leave, Retirement Annuities, and CSRS Employees

By on October 1, 2004 in Retirement with 0 Comments

CSRS employees get credit for unused sick leave when they retire which can create confusion for employees under FERS.

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