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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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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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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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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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Data released by the Postal Service shows that the number of dog attacks on Postal employees declined last year vs. 2016. Last year, there were 6,244 attacks, which was 500 less than in 2016. “We’re encouraged by the decrease in dog attacks,” USPS Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in San Diego said. “The totals are still…

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Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Federal Disability Retirement and Workers’ Compensation? A: This question is a popular one. People are often confused about these two programs and with good reason. These programs are not the same and while there are similarities, understanding the differences between the two may help you determine…

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The Post Office has released its annual rankings of worst cities for dog attacks on postal workers. According to their press release, 6,755 postal workers were attacked by dogs in 2016, over 200 more than in 2015. USPS takes steps to prevent dog attacks. For example, the Package Pickup application on usps.com asks customers if…

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The Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) provides compensation benefits for federal workers in the case of an injury, disease, disability, or death from an employment related cause. It covers both full and part-time workers regardless of what branch they work in. The following employees are covered under this act: Federal jurors State and local law…

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