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Archive: Federal Disability Retirement

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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25Oct

2018

As part 1 of this post showed us, it’s important to strategically pick your retirement date to maximize your annuity, especially if you’re a CSRS employee. Once you’ve done that, the real work begins, as they say. The following are steps you should take when you’re ready to retire. Check Your Service History You can…

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24Oct

2018

Do you know which days are considered “the best days to retire”? Do you know what steps you need to take to begin the retirement process? This 2-part post will first look at which days are considered to be the “best days to retire” and why and then what you need to do first once…

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17Oct

2018

Retirement is often a confusing time, especially in the federal government. Do you retire on a regular retirement, early retirement, phased retirement, or deferred retirement? Then, what happens if you are hurt or become ill and can no longer perform your job duties? Now you throw federal disability retirement into the mix. That’s a lot…

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16Oct

2018

The Office of Personnel Management released data showing that the number of federal employees who filed for retirement in FY2018 increased 24% over the previous year. OPM published its retirement processing statistics and it showed that 7,142 employees filed for retirement in September, which is the final month of the government’s fiscal year, bringing the…

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