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Federal Disability Retirement Survivor Annuity

Any federal employee covered under the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is eligible to leave a survivor annuity that will be given to his or her spouse, upon their death. This survivor annuity determines how much your spouse can receive from your pension if you pass away in retirement before your spouse. If you are…

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OPM Federal Performance Regulations

On September 17, 2019, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued its final regulations governing probation on initial appointment to a competitive position, performance-based reduction in grade and removal actions, and adverse actions that will go into effect on November 16, 2020. This final rule builds on to the executive order (E.O) 13839 that was…

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Judge approves mandatory USPS overtime

Federal Judge Victor Marrero has given a ruling on Jones v. USPS that will allow for late and extra trips in preparation for an influx of mail-in ballots for this year’s upcoming election. This ruling will allow USPS postal workers to receive pay for any overtime from October 26, 2020 to November 6,2020. Why is there…

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OPM disability retirement lawyer

You may have recently come across news stating that President Donald Trump issued an executive memorandum authorizing employers to defer Social Security tax deductions from employees’ paychecks between September 2020 to December 31, 2020. This is a particularly important topic to cover as it will affect federal workers differently than private sector workers. This executive…

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Our recent webinar covered one of our most popular topics, the differences between FERS Federal Disability Retirement and OWCP Federal Workers’ Compensation. This is a complex subject and brought up a lot of questions during the webinar. We outlined some of the most important ones here. Read on for the answers! Watch the webinar Q:…

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In our recent webinar we covered how federal employees can protect their financial future with Federal Disability Retirement. There were a lot of great questions and we’re going to go in-depth with some of our answers here. This is a very relevant subject, as more and more federal employees become concerned about the impact of…

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In this article we’ll dive into some of questions we received during our recent webinar on Federal Disability Retirement vs. Social Security Disability and go into more detail with some of the answers. These common questions show just how difficult it can be to understand the nuances around FERS Federal Disability Retirement and Social Security…

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Our nation’s resilient workforce of Federal Employees has stepped up with courage in a time that we desperately needed them. Each of the Healthcare Workers, Field Agents, Law Enforcement Officers, Letter Carriers, and the thousands of employees who have worked tirelessly during this crisis have given stability to a shaken country. Many of those men…

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In these unparalleled times, it can be difficult to find the information you need if you have contracted COVID-19 or been impacted by its spread. Many federal employees that have been affected by COVID-19 are wondering what their benefits options are. In this article, we will look at whether or not you can make a…

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Federal Employee Benefits during COVID19

“We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times.” By now, you have likely heard this ad nauseum, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that we are collectively concerned about the future. Whether it be a volatile economy, furlough fears, or the spread of a novel virus, we are all concerned about how the…

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