Category: OPM

OPM Federal Employee Buyout Boost Advances

Federal Employee Buyout Boost Advances

Published: October 11, 2017 More in: Fedweek A bill (S-1888) increasing the standard buyout amount to $40,000 government-wide is ready for floor voting in the Senate following approval by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the first solid step in Congress toward enacting the closely-watched proposal. The bipartisan measure approved without objection thus …

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OPM OPM: Emergency Leave Transfer for Federal Employees Adversely Affected by Hurricane Harvey

OPM: Emergency Leave Transfer for Federal Employees Adversely Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on September 1, 2017 by postal 9/1/2017 In the event of a major disaster or emergency as declared by the President that results in severe adverse effects for a substantial number of Federal employees, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in consultation with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), may establish …

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OPM OPM announce dates for 2017 FEHB Open Season

OPM announce dates for 2017 FEHB Open Season

Posted on August 10, 2017 by postal 8/3/17 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially announced the dates for the 2017 FEHB Open Season which will run from Monday, November 13 through Monday, December 11, 2017. During the annual Open Season, employees can take the actions listed below for the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program …

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OPM SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees

SEC Files Fraud Charges Against Former Brokers Targeting Federal Retirees

Posted on August 1, 2017 Washington D.C., July 31, 2017— The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four former Atlanta-area brokers with fraudulently inducing federal employees to roll over holdings from their federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement accounts into higher-fee, variable annuity products. The SEC’s enforcement action comes at a time when the agency …

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OPM Bill introduced to make federal new hires “at will” employees, limit union official time

Bill introduced to make federal new hires “at will” employees, limit union official time

Posted on July 25, 2017 by postal 7/25/17 Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) finally re-introduced legislation H. R. 3257 that would classify all new federal hires as “at-will” employees. The harshest provisions would target new hires, but other provisions in the PAGE Act would impact current employees and senior executives. Immediate suspensions Agency heads could choose to …

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OPM Senator McCaskill: We’ve Got to Get Postal Reform Across the Finish Line

Senator McCaskill: We’ve Got to Get Postal Reform Across the Finish Line

Posted on July 19, 2017 by postal Senator discusses need to strengthen postal service with Postmaster General 7/19/17 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill discussed the status of efforts to strengthen and reform the United States Postal Service (USPS) during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing today with the Postmaster General. McCaskill …

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OPM Impact of Higher Buyout Amount Uncertain

Impact of Higher Buyout Amount Uncertain

Published: July 12, 2017 More in: Fedweek The potential impact of the administration’s proposal to raise the government-wide buyout amount from $25,000 to $40,000 remains uncertain. Some employees have said that the $25,000 amount would not be enough to sway them into leaving–particularly if they are not retirement-eligible–in part because taxes reduce the take-home value, …

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OPM 9 Republicans now say they oppose proposed cuts to federal retirement

9 Republicans now say they oppose proposed cuts to federal retirement

By Nicole Ogrysko | @nogryskoWFED June 27, 2017 3:24 pm 3 min read Nine House Republicans say they oppose proposals in the president’s fiscal 2018 budget request that would make significant changes to the federal retirement system for current and future employees and retirees. Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.), who often come …

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OPM Arbitrator: Postal Workers entitled to administrative leave when voting in presidential caucuses

Arbitrator: Postal Workers entitled to administrative leave when voting in presidential caucuses

Posted on June 22, 2017 by postal Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights In a decision issued on June 21, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das, concluded that postal employees including mail handlers are entitled to administrative leave (voting) under ELM 519.32 when they participate in presidential caucuses. The case was filed by the …

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OPM Higher Level Processing (Video)

Higher Level Processing (Video)

In 2017, one of the best ways to relieve the stress of Federal Student Loan Debt is to simply be a Government Employee – including Postal Workers – and to use the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to earn forgiveness and discharge student loans.This program is not limited to just Federal employees. The PSLF …

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