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Question: "Every pay period money is deducted from my paycheck for FERS retirement. What happens to that money if I leave federal service before becoming vested at five years?"
The OSC has quadrupled the number of cases concerning complaints over prohibited personnel practice (PPP) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) violations that it has referred to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) -- and that's good news for federal employees.
This week, FEND interviews John M. Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, to discuss a new report on using 'Big Data' and data analytics as a tool to create efficiencies and save money—a crucial concern in the current era of long pay freezes, sequestration and furloughs.
The Office of Personnel Management's 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey released last month turned up some revealing differences in the attitudes of the various age groups that make up the federal workforce.
Three senators have reintroduced legislation that would eliminate the defined benefit portion of the Federal Employees Retirement System for new hires into the federal workforce.
According to Causey family legend, an Ohio ancestor in the early 1800s convinced a number of people that the world was going to end in a couple of months, and that the end would come—in the form of a portal to heaven—on a little hill just outside a small town near Cincinnati. And his blood still flows in Mike's veins ...
The last of five columns discussing how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 affects employees and discusses health insurance alternatives for employees who are no longer eligible to be enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
Share prices as of Nov. 19, 2013.
The leader of the labor organization that represents Transportation Security Administration officers urged a reexamination of security policies in the wake of reports that the TSA officer who was attacked and killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month went unattended for a half hour after being shot.
The Office of Personnel Management last month distributed guidance to help agencies implement a presidential directive to find ways to recruit those who have participated in national service programs into the federal workforce.