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“Make our voice heard!” says federal retirees

The possibility of eroding benefits have many federal employees concerned. It is very important for federal retirees voices to be heard. Recently, new laws have been passed that seem to compensate some of the eroding benefits. For instance, sick leave can now be credited if it is unused. Even when this kind of positive change, no doubt that there is still a lot of work to be accomplished. Federal employees who are employed under short – term jobs have […]

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Trump’s Workforce orders are being challenged by Federal Unions

The implementation of three executive orders directed at federal Employee Unions has been overturned by the US Court Of Appeals. Judge Ketanji Brown struck these executive orders signed by President Trump. The judge stated that they go against the collective bargaining rights of these employees. The thought behind these orders was to find a way to shorten the improvement plans to no more than 30 days, excluding streamline collective bargaining negotiation and giving a significant reduction to the amount […]

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What Takes Place After You Apply For Retirement

Have you ever wondered what takes place when you submit your retirement paperwork? This article briefly explains the process.
After your retirement paperwork is submitted to the Office of Personnel Management they will notify you when it is received and give you a claim identification number. The number has seven digits and followed by the letters “CSA”. When you contact OPM about your retirement annuity, use this claim number. When OPM begins to process your claim they will:

Look over your […]

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Bernie Sanders Campaign Now Proposing: Federal Employee Right to Strike.

Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, announced this week he was unveiling a comprehensive plan to rally the American labor movement. Due to shrinking union membership, the labor movement has been in decline for decades. The heart of the plan would give federal employee unions the right to strike.
The 1947 Taft-Hartley Act placed a number of restrictions on strikes in both the private and public sectors. The act also banned federal employees from striking at all. In 1981 President […]

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Better Pay and Better Benefits: The keys to Recruit the Next Generation of Feds

On Monday, federal workforce advocacy organizations and lawmakers seem to agree that if the government’s current model of hiring and retaining employees is to be improved up on, agencies must start paying their more excellent employees better and provide better facilities in the workplace. The government operations subcommittee, HOR, held a meeting, entitled “NextGen Feds: Recruiting the Next Generation of Public Servants”, and pursued ideas for dealing with the upcoming spike in retirement of workers. A disagreement, however, arose […]

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What if today was the last day you would ever work?

For most employees the thought of not ever working again would mean they retired. Unfortunately, for some individuals it means having a disability which keeps them from ever working again. Employees of the federal government are not provided with Federal Short Term Disability as part of their financial package. So it is the responsibility of the employee to obtain short-term disability. Many times these individuals never think about the need for such coverage. Personal injuries and illness, whether on […]

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Workplace injuries, federal short term disability and the facts!

It is very important that federal and postal service employees have a short – term disability policy. The following is a list of reasons why these employees should carry this type of insurance.
Work place injuries can and do happen. Non government employers reported that in 2013 there were just under 3 million workplace injuries. They also reported that there were over 4,000 deaths that happened in the workplace. While federal employee incidents are lower, this data clearly shows that […]

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What is so important about federal short-term disability?

With rising medical cost threatening the budgets and retirement savings of Federal and Postal Service employees, there has never been more of a need for need some sort of short-term disability insurance protection. Alsoreferred to as supplemental disability insurance.
What Short-Term Disability Insurance Is – and Isn’t.
Federal Short Term Disability provides up to 65% of your basic monthly income in the event of and injury or illness. This in the best form of income protection in the event it’s needed. […]

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Things You Can Do To Retire Earlier

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Early retirement can be possible with proper planning. Strategy is critical for a successful early retirement. The following are just some of the many suggestions by professionals you can do to ensure a burden free retirement, and may even help you to achieve that goal earlier than you thought.
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Of all the things you can do, nothing is more critical than making sure you have sufficient income for your retirement years. Especially if you are planning on retiring early. Increase […]

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Social Security: Reasons for Taking it Early

Many people think that the longer you wait to retire the better as your monthly payment and benefits can be higher. However, there are other factors to consider about early retirement. In many cases in can be beneficial to you and your family. The truth is that you should avoid sacrificing your financial future just because you want to get a better payout later on. This is not something to take lightly and it’s important to consider certain facts […]

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