Federal Retirement Planning for FERS & CSRS

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Obama Authorizes 2017 Locality Pay Raise for Federal Employees
President Obama officially authorized and released Tuesday the 2017 locality pay rates for federal employees, effective Jan. 1. [ MORE ]

Retirement Benefits for Special Provision Employees (Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters & Air Traffic Controllers)
Federal retirement expert, Chris Kowalik, shares her candid insights on how federal employees who are Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and Air Traffic Controller are affected by different rules in several of their benefits [ MORE ]

Should Employees, Annuitants Enroll in the Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program?
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides the questions employees should ask to determine if they should enroll in the federal dental and vision program (FEDVIP) [ MORE ]

   Federal Retirement Resources
Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants for 2017
The guide tells you how much money you can save by changing -- or by staying in -- your health insurance plan. It summarizes thousands of facts about the plans to simplify your choice. Some agencies have arranged access to the guide for their employees. [ MORE ]

2017 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2017 leave with this handy calendar downloadable in PDF [ MORE ]

2017 Federal Holidays
Here is a list of the public holiday schedule in 2017 for federal employees [ MORE ]

Federal Retirement Planning Checklist: 5-10 Years Prior
Edward A. Zurndorfer, Certified Financial Planner
Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, provides a checklist of the financial and retirement planning issues federal employees should consider within the last 5-10 years of service [ MORE ]

NARFE's State-By-State Income Tax Treatment Report Released for Federal Retirees
Which states have exemptions for civil service annuities or Social Security? Which have no personal income tax? [ MORE ]