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CSRS - FERS - Thrift Savings - FEHB - FEGLI
Proposed OPM Rule Provides FEHB Enrollment Options Following Termination of a Plan
January 26, 2014
The rule would prevent a gap in coverage when an FEHB participant's plan or plan options are terminated . . . more
Two 2014 Court Decisions Affect Federal Employees' Treatment of IRAs
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert discusses the two tax-related court decisions during 2014 will affect how federal employees treat their individual retirement arrangements . . . more
Health Care Law Brings Changes to IRS Tax Forms
January 19, 2014
Along with a few new lines on existing forms, there will also be two new forms that will need to be included with some tax returns . . . more
White House Releases Details of New Parental Leave Policies for Federal Employees
January 20, 2014
Shortly after President Obama announced last week new policies providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child, the White House released more details of the plan in a memorandum . . . more
President Obama Provides Parental Leave for Federal Employees
January 15, 2015
President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum providing six weeks of administrative leave to federal employees with a new child . . . more
3.8 Percent Federal Pay Raise in 2016 Proposed by Lawmakers
January 14, 2015
Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduce legislation in the House to provide a 3.8 percent pay raise to federal workers . . . more
What Happens When Excess Contributions Were Made to More Than One Retirement Plan
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the consequences of an employee contributing more than the elective deferral limit . . . more
GSA Increases Mileage Reimbursement Rate for 2015
January 9, 2015
The General Services Administration has announced the 2015 mileage reimbursement rates for federal employees . . . more
OPM Reduces Backlog of Retirement Processing Claims
Updated: January 7, 2015
The Office of Personnel Management released an update on its challenge to accelerate the processing of federal retirement claims . . . more
TSP Announces Important January Processing Dates
January 7, 2015
The dates affect participants in the new year -- particularly regarding tax issues . . . more
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Returns: Monthly and Annual - G, F, C, S, I and L Funds Updated: January 3, 2015
View the latest Thrift Savings Plan returns . . . more
Best Dates for CSRS and FERS Employees to Retire During 2015 and 2016
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses the recommended best dates for CSRS and FERS employees to retire during 2016, with an updated discussion for best retirement dates during 2015 . . . more
2015 Federal Pay Tables Released by OPM
December 22, 2014
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has issued the 2015 General Schedule and Locality Pay Tables . . . more
Phased Retirement: An Employee Perspective (Video)
December 15, 2014
The Office of Personnel Management recently released a short video to explain how to federal employees how the new phased retirement program will work in their agencies . . . more
Roth TSP Contributions for Active Military May Stop Unless They Act by Jan. 31
December 18, 2014
Starting January 1, 2015, a change in myPay will require you to designate your Roth contributions as a percentage of your pay, not a dollar amount . . . more
Federal Employees Should Make Their 2015 TSP Contribution Election Before December 20
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Ed Zurndorfer discusses why FERS-covered employees should keep the annual elective deferral contribution limit in mind when deciding how much they will contribute to their TSP account each pay period. . . . more
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Recent Articles & Resources
 Proposed OPM Rule Provides FEHB Enrollment Options Following Termination of a Plan
 Two 2014 Court Decisions Affect Federal Employees' Treatment of IRAs
 White House Releases Details of New Parental Leave Policies for Federal Employees
 President Obama Provides Parental Leave for Federal Employees
 3.8 Percent Federal Pay Raise in 2016 Proposed by Lawmakers