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Archive: Federal Disability Retirement

27Apr

2020

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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17Apr

2020

As our country continues to navigate the impact of coronavirus, more and more people are directly affected. This is putting many in a position where they are unable to work or need to be home to take care of someone who is sick. Many are quickly depleting their financial resources, sick leave, and vacation time…

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06Apr

2020

For many of us, “social distancing” has brought our daily lives to a screeching halt, and you might expect an even slower pace at government offices. From teleworking to shutdowns, there is much uncertainty on the horizon for feds. As of this posting, the OPM is still operational, and processing claims. Many at the OPM…

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26Mar

2020

We are experiencing unprecedented times in modern America. The coronavirus pandemic has burst the economic bubble and left many Americans concerned about their jobs and income. However, history has shown us that now is the time to be proactive and prepare for future growth. Here is a brief overview of 5 things every federal employee…

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12Apr

2019

You may have recently come across news stating that President Trump is looking to dismantle the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). While on the surface this may seem like an apocalyptic scenario for federal employees, the history surrounding the agency may shed some light on the reason for the Trump Administration’s policy proposition.   Since…

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18Jan

2019

The partial government shutdown has lasted almost 30 days now and let’s be honest, it is a difficult time to be a federal employee. Whether you’re being forced to work without pay, or on furlough with no pay, it’s a tough time. Seemingly every day there is a new story regarding federal employees—unions suing the…

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09Jan

2019

Stress is defined by Oxford Living Dictionaries as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” It’s found in every part of life, good or bad—marriage, divorce, working with others, doctor appointment, etc. An eligibility requirement for federal disability retirement is having a medical condition (injury or illness)…

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08Jan

2019

We are now in week 3 of the partial government shutdown. We are also in a new year, which means this time is a popular one for federal employee retirements. More than 300,000 federal employees are on furlough without the guarantee of back pay, and an additional 500,000 are working but facing a delay in…

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11Dec

2018

The Office of Personnel Management’s Inspector General released a report saying that even though the overall portion is small, Civil Service Retirement System improper payments are still considered to be “high-risk”. OPM overpaid $82.9 billion to 2.6 million federal annuitants and survivor annuitants under CSRS and the Federal Employee Retirement System. The payments are made…

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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 services by reducing the average time to answer calls to 5 minutes or less and…

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