Federal Employee News

Friday, October 30, 2009

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Article Title: National Active and
Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

Snippet of Article: "... NARFE is an advocate for both active and retired federal employees before Congress and the White House. Our mission is to safeguard and enhance federal employee health benefits, retirement benefits, and pay issues for active federal employees and annuitants ..."


Source: www.narfe.org

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American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

Article Title: American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
Snippet of Article: "... the largest federal employee union representing 600,000 federal and D.C. government workers nationwide and overseas. Workers in virtually all functions of government at every federal agency depend upon AFGE for legal representation, legislative advocacy, technical expertise and informational services.

The union is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and divided into 12 geographical districts consisting of some 1,100 Locals. Over one-half of AFGE's members are consolidated into agency-wide bargaining units. Agencies with the highest concentration of union membership include the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and the Department of Justice. ..."


Source: www.afge.org

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Senior Executives Association

Article Title: Senior Executives Association
Snippet of Article: "... The Senior Executives Association is a nonprofit professional association that promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding career executive corps, advocates the interests of career federal executives (both active and retired), and provides information and services to SEA members. ..."


Source: www.seniorexecs.org

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Should Rules for All Include Congress?

Article Title: Should Rules for All Include Congress?
Snippet of Article: "...Congress is covered now by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the same plan that covers eight million other federal workers, retirees and their families...."


Source: prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Federal Benefits Open Season 2010

Article Title: Federal Benefits Open Season
Snippet of Article: "...the 2010 Federal Benefits Open Season.
This year’s Open Season will run from November 9 through December 14, 2009. ... The opportunity for you to choose health, dental, and vision insurance coverage for 2010, and whether contributing to a health and/or dependent care flexible spending account will save you money by using pre-tax contributions to pay your out-of-pocket costs. You should review your options for the following programs: ..."


Source: www.opm.gov

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Congress passes bill that offers flurry of new benefits to feds

Article Title: Congress passes bill that offers flurry of new benefits to feds
Snippet of Article: "...This would add three months to the average FERS employee’s time in service when his retirement annuity is calculated, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. That would increase retirement checks by an average of $150 each year, CBO said. ..."


Source: www.federaltimes.com

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eye Opener: Federal Retirees to Get $250?

Article Title: Eye Opener: Federal Retirees to Get $250?
Snippet of Article: "...Federal employees ineligible to receive Social Security benefits would still get a one-time $250 payment next year if President Obama gets his way...."


Source: washingtonpost.com

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Federal Employee Health Care Premiums to Rise Sharply

Article Title: What OPM isn’t doing to contain health rates
Snippet of Article: "...the Office of Personnel Management announced last month that health care premiums for federal employees and retirees were jumping 7.4 percent on average..."


Source: www.federaltimes.com

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FERS Sick-Leave Credit Included In Defense Authorization Bill

Article Title: FERS Sick-Leave Credit Included In Defense Authorization Bill
Snippet of Article: "...The compromise legislation also includes a provision that would make it easier for federal agencies, including the Postal Service, to rehire retirees (for a limited time) without forcing them to take a cut in their annuity checks. “This provision will help eliminate the USPS objections to APWU’s efforts to return postal retirees to employment,” Burrus said. “If the bill is passed, the union will renew our discussion with management on this issue.”..."


Source: www.apwu.org

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

2009 Federal Benefits Open Season: FEDVIP and FEHB Program Significant Plan Changes

Article Title: 2009 Federal Benefits Open Season: FEDVIP and FEHB Program Significant Plan Changes
Snippet of Article: "...This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season will run from Monday, November 9, through Monday, December 14, 2009...."

Source: www.opm.gov

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Thrift Savings Plan Rates of Return for September 2009


Article Title: Thrift Savings Plan Rates of Return for September 2009
Note: Click the Image to Enlarge

Source: http://www.tsp.gov/rates/monthly-current.html


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