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07Dec

2018

The United States Postal Service Task Force was created through an executive order by President Trump to fix the Postal Services’ finances. They issued their long-awaited report with their findings and recommendations. Flawed Finances A bailout of taxpayers will be…

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04Dec

2018

Last December, President Trump signed the latest tax reform law, and most of those changes will take effect in the upcoming filing season. The challenge? IRS still doesn’t have all the guidance it needs for full implementation, and it continues…

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30Nov

2018

Legislation recently introduced would protect veterans from overpayment debt from errors made by the Veterans Affairs Department regarding monthly benefits. Congressman John Delaney (D-Md.) introduced the bill, known as the Veteran Debt Fairness Act (H.R. 7144). Jon Tester (D-Mt.) introduced…

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29Nov

2018

With the deadline of this Federal Employee Health Benefits Open Season fast approaching, now is the time to make any changes to your plan(s). Ending on Monday, December 10, Open Season is the time to sign up for or make…

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27Nov

2018

The Office of Personnel Management Inspector General released a report that shows OPM has work to do in meeting its goals for keeping down its backlog of retirement applications. The agency has said it has a goal of improving “retirement…

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26Nov

2018

As the weather gets colder and the chance for inclement weather rises, the Office of Personnel Management updated its policies and procedures regarding the dismissal of federal employees for emergency situations. OPM defines this as, “The inability to safely travel…

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22Nov

2018

  Happy Thanksgiving! We are so very thankful for all of you! As a reminder, our offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will re-open Monday, November 26 at 8:30 am. Enjoy the holiday!

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21Nov

2018

The Internal Revenue Service raised the annual contribution limit for Flexible Spending Accounts for 2019 to $2,700, $50 over the 2018 limit. This is the annual employee pre-tax maximum contribution allowed under the Health Care Flexible Spending Account and Limited…

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20Nov

2018

The Trump administration will soon get a series of recommendations from the Federal Salary Council that outlines how the government might begin to change the way it makes key decisions about employee pay. The council is advancing 5 options, after…

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19Nov

2018

The Veterans Affairs Department announced it has amended its regulations governing entitlements to VA pension and Parents’ Dependency and Indemnity Compensation. These changes are to ensure that only veterans with a legitimate need for benefits would receive them. The VA’s…

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