The General Services Administration has announced per diem rates for FY 2015 with the standard rates remaining unchanged from last year.
The author offers some suggestions for ways federal employees can spend their time after retirement.
If you are at or nearing retirement in your federal career, you may be thinking of relocating to a new state. South Carolina is a state that often attracts newcomers with its mild weather, attractive cities, and lots or recreational activities, but look closely at the state’s income tax structure before taking the relocation plunge.
This retired federal employee has used some of his time since joining the ranks of “former” federal employees to travel around the world. Here are some of his tips and suggestions to make the best use of your time and money.
You may find your living expenses go up when you retire instead of going down. Here is one way you can travel at a significant discount to what most travelers will pay–courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Travel problems? This retired federal human resources specialist provides advice on what to avoid in the name of frugality and how to have a more successful experience.
Ralph found on a recent experience with airline travel that some people will develop a herd mentality in crowded situations. Another FedSmith author gives his take on the situation.
Cows are inconsiderate animals who care little or not at all for people or other cows. They crowd together in a barnyard or pasture and have their own rules of behavior. It’s all about them and meeting their immediate needs. They are also like some people in crowded, frustrating situations.
Widespread use of privately owned vehicle commitments would mean a dramatic reduction in motor pools and a net savings for the taxpayer.
Where will you live when you retire and can choose anyplace you want to go? One federal employee couple opted for a different lifestyle spending their summers in a small town in Maine–away from the hustle and crowds in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.