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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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Postal Medicare cannot afford a reckless USPS bailout

Medicare cannot afford a reckless USPS bailout

By Ross Marchand, Opinion Contributor – 08/08/17 06:00 PM EDT 204 Medicare’s breaking point is nigh, with the program’s trustees projecting that solvency will only last until 2029. For American adults that will be dependent on the program in twelve short years, the trustee’s grave prognosis is a cause for alarm. But, at a time when …

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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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Federal Trump Budget to Seek Cuts in Federal Retirement Benefits

Trump Budget to Seek Cuts in Federal Retirement Benefits

Published: May 19, 2017 The Trump administration budget proposal to be released Tuesday will include several proposals to cut federal retirement benefits, according to a published report and a union official. The Washington Post reported Friday that the budget will propose an increase in required contributions toward retirement by employees under FERS, starting with a …

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Federal OPM’s List of Agency Options in Downsizing

OPM’s List of Agency Options in Downsizing

Published: April 26, 2017 More in: Issue Briefs Following is the portion of recent guidance from OPM on “reshaping” agency workforces that lists options available to them, including early retirement and buyout incentives, as a way to avoid the need for RIFs—or to reduce their scope if they prove to be unavoidable. There are numerous …

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APWU APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 28, 2017 Edition

APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – April 28, 2017 Edition

Posted on April 25, 2017 Via John P. Richards, President – APWU Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter SOLD OUT? The retiree establishment within the Union is abuzz over the administration’s embracing and supporting HR 756, known as the Postal Service Reform Act. This law, if enacted in it’s current draft, will drastically change our health ‘insurance’ …

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OPM When Service Time is Not Service Time

When Service Time is Not Service Time

Published: April 6, 2017 More in: Publisher’s Perspective A federal retirement benefit involves a straight-forward calculation based on high-three salary level and service time. Unless . . . Wait a minute, you say: there’s no “unless” about it. Yes, the formula differs between FERS and CSRS and yes, there are some complications, but the formula …

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OPM Capitol Hill Interest in Changing Personnel Policies Signaled

Capitol Hill Interest in Changing Personnel Policies Signaled

Published: April 5, 2017 More in: Fedweek The Senate Armed Services Committee, which often has acted as the starting point for personnel policy changes not only for DoD and government-wide, has held hearings into “civilian personnel reform,” the first step on that side of Capitol Hill toward potential major changes in personnel policies. Testimony from …

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