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Recent Articles
Phased Retirement: An Employee Perspective (Video)
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
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
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

TSP Issues End-of-Year Processing Schedule for 2014
The schedule includes information about when transactions (including withdrawals and monthly payments) will be processed, as well as when the TSP will be closed during the holiday season . . . more

How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Making Beneficiary Designations
A complete and comprehensive estate plan includes properly filled out beneficiary designation forms. Federal benefits expert, Ed Zurndorfer, discusses what federal employees need to consider in avoiding the biggest mistakes in making their beneficiary designations . . . more

OPM Issues Rule on Adding Self-Plus-One Option to FEHB
enrollment type will be available starting in the 2015 Open Season for the 2016 plan year . . . more

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Federal Retirement Resources
2015 Checkbook Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees and Annuitants
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

2014 Federal Leave Chart / Record / Calendar
Keep track of your 2014 leave with this handy calendar -- downloadable in PDF and a new app for mobile devices . . . more

Federal Employee Pay Freeze Calculator
An employee group has created an online calculator to help all federal employees understand the true long-term costs to their wallet from an extended pay freeze . . . more

New Online Tool: Estimate Your Retirement Costs
Use this online tool to estimate the income you'll need as a retiree to achieve economic security . . . more








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Read federal retirement articles written by federal benefits expert and Certified Financial Planner, Edward Zurndorfer

Recent Articles & Resources
 Phased Retirement: An Employee Perspective (Video)
 Roth TSP Contributions for Active Military May Stop Unless They Act by Jan. 31
 Federal Employees Should Make Their 2015 TSP Contribution Election Before December 20
 TSP Issues End-of-Year Processing Schedule for 2014
 How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes in Making Beneficiary Designations