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President's 2017 Budget Proposes 1.6% Pay Raise, 6 Weeks Paid Parent Leave
While the budget recognizes a gap in federal compensation compared to the private sector, many employee groups say the proposal is less than adequate [ MORE ]

The Elimination of the Social Security 'File and Suspend' Strategy Also Affects Single Individuals
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner - February 08, 2016
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses why "file and suspend" can also be advantageous for those single individuals who reach their full retirement age by April 30, 2016 [ MORE ]

Second Chance: Limited Enrollment Period for FEHB Self Plus One Option Starts Feb. 1
The Office of Personnel Management will administer a limited enrollment period to the new Self Plus One option for active employees Feb. 1 - 29, 2016 [ MORE ]

   Additional Resources
State-By-State Guide to Taxes for Retirees
The free online tool provides a detailed summary of state taxes on income, property, and everything you buy [ MORE ]

2016 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2016 leave with this handy calendar downloadable in PDF [ MORE ]

2016 Federal Holidays
Here is a list of the public holiday schedule in 2016 for federal employees [ MORE ]