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Archive: Federal Employee Benefits

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…

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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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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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15Nov

2018

There will be significant changes made to the Thrift Savings Plan. Effective September 2019, these changes will focus on withdrawal options that have previously lacked flexibility. Because of that, many have looked for alternative options that offer more accessibility and…

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02Nov

2018

There is good news if you are a federal employee saving for retirement. The Internal Revenue Service has announced next year’s contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan and for Individual Retirement Accounts. You will be able to contribute more…

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01Nov

2018

The Office of Personnel management released its results of the government-wide 2018 FEVS. The survey provides a look at federal employee’s overall satisfaction with their jobs, pay, and agency management. Below are some of the highlights of the survey. Pay…

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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…

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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…

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19Oct

2018

The Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget will spend the next year studying the “competitiveness” of federal compensation with that of agency private-sector counterparts, per an update to the president’s management agenda. The two agencies…

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