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23Jun

2017

Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC) wants to conduct a nationwide survey of veterans to find out what they feel needs reforming at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He recently introduced the Survey Our Servicemembers Act, legislation that would establish a nationwide,…

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22Jun

2017

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an independent and semi-judicial agency and is known as the “guardian of Federal merit systems”. It is part of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government and was established in 1979. Appeals If…

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21Jun

2017

President Trump has proposed moving the nations’ air traffic control functions from the federal government to a private non-profit organization. He sent a list of principles to Congress saying, “It’s time to join the future. That is why I’m proposing…

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20Jun

2017

This park is in Oregon and was established in 1902, making it the fifth oldest national park in the United States. How it Formed Mount Mazama began its existence about 400,000 years ago. After a period of dormancy, it became…

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19Jun

2017

Question of the Week: What are the Eligibility Requirements for Federal Disability Retirement? A: You must meet all the following to be eligible: You must have completed at least 18 months of federal civilian service creditable under FERS. While employed…

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16Jun

2017

We all love the idea of retiring early, or at least as soon as possible. Maybe at age 55 or 60. But what about the idea of retiring as early as 45? Is that even possible, or a good idea?…

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15Jun

2017

Over 2.2 million civilian employees work in the federal government. A 2016 survey conducted by the Government Business Council found that 14 percent of federal workers said they would leave the government and 11 percent said they “may” leave if…

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14Jun

2017

The Federal Employees Retirement System has three parts; pension, Thrift Savings Plan, and Social Security. We all want to retire as early as possible, but do you know how possibly retiring early can affect the Social Security part of your…

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13Jun

2017

Established on September 25, 1890, Sequoia National Park contains Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous 48 states. Connected to Kings Canyon National Park, 84 percent of the two national parks is designated as wilderness as most of the land…

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12Jun

2017

Question of the Week: How Much Will I Get Paid on Federal Disability Retirement and for How Long? A: First let’s look at how much will you receive if you are approved for federal disability retirement from OPM. Disability retirement…

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