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OPM Finalizes Federal Performance Discipline Regulations

OPM Finalizes Federal Performance Discipline 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...

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Is COVID-19 covered under OWCP Federal Workers’ Comp?

Is COVID-19 covered under OWCP Federal Workers’ Comp?

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,...

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Find peace-of-mind in your federal benefits. 

Find peace-of-mind in your federal benefits. 

"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...

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Financial Support for Federal Employees impacted by COVID-19

Financial Support for Federal Employees impacted by COVID-19

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...

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OPM’s claim process is changing in response to COVID-19.

OPM’s claim process is changing in response to COVID-19.

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...

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The TSP Modernization Act Cheatsheet

The TSP Modernization Act Cheatsheet

Our team of federal employee benefits consultants, case managers and attorneys have extensively reviewed the federal government’s changes coming in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Modernization Act and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned. The Office of Personnel...

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[Insert Scary OPM Headline Here]

[Insert Scary OPM Headline Here]

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...

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What Happens if the Shutdown Exceeds 30 Days?

What Happens if the Shutdown Exceeds 30 Days?

Monday, January 21, 2019, marks the day that the shutdown has dragged on past the 30-day mark. This means agencies must send a 2nd furlough notice to non-excepted employees. “After the first 30 days in a furlough status, agencies are required to deliver a 2nd furlough...

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Private Sector Feeling Impact of the Government Shutdown

It’s not just federal agencies and employees who are feeling the impact of the partial government shutdown. Small business owners are as well. That’s because agencies like the Small Business Administration and Internal Revenue Service are not providing information or...

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Remember—TSP Withdrawal Changes Happen This Year

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is planning a “significant launch promotion” beginning this month to implement the Thrift Savings Plan changes stemming from the TSP Modernization Act. Congress imposed a deadline for these changes of November 1st, but...

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