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Archive: General News

14Apr

2021

Federal Retirement

As a federal employee, understanding your benefits can provide you with many options and help you make the right decisions for your future. One common mistake we consistently see is disabled federal employees “riding it out” until retirement age. This may be the right approach in some situations, but in many cases, the right options…

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16Mar

2021

Qualifying for Disability Retirement

If you are a federal employee who has a medical condition that prevents you from performing “useful and efficient” service in your position, you may be able to qualify for Federal Disability Retirement. In this article we will outline the qualification standards for federal employees and help you understand if this benefit is right for…

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25Feb

2021

Work Federal Disability

If you are approved for Federal Disability Retirement you will get an annuity that is calculated based off your High 3 average salary. What is the High 3 Average for Federal Disability Retirement? Your high-3 average pay is the highest average basic pay you earned during any 36 consecutive months of service. Your basic pay…

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18Nov

2020

Federal Disability Retirement Survivor Annuity

Any federal employee covered under the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) is eligible to leave a survivor annuity that will be given to his or her spouse, upon their death. This survivor annuity determines how much your spouse can receive from your pension if you pass away in retirement before your spouse. If you are…

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12Nov

2020

OPM Federal Performance 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 November 16, 2020. This final rule builds on to the executive order (E.O) 13839 that was…

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27Oct

2020

Judge approves mandatory USPS overtime

Federal Judge Victor Marrero has given a ruling on Jones v. USPS that will allow for late and extra trips in preparation for an influx of mail-in ballots for this year’s upcoming election. This ruling will allow USPS postal workers to receive pay for any overtime from October 26, 2020 to November 6,2020. Why is there…

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23Oct

2020

OPM disability retirement lawyer

You may have recently come across news stating that President Donald Trump issued an executive memorandum authorizing employers to defer Social Security tax deductions from employees’ paychecks between September 2020 to December 31, 2020. This is a particularly important topic to cover as it will affect federal workers differently than private sector workers. This executive…

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12May

2020

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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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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