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So, what's next for feds?
Monday - 4/29/2013, 2:00am EDT
For many feds, it is hard to keep track of what is happening, which threats are real and who their political adversaries are. What are the real threats vs. what are simply the round-up-the-usual-suspects proposals that have been kicking around for years. Among things feds are pondering include questions like:
- When are federal workers (as in what year or decade) going to get their next pay raise?
- What are the odds that the White House plan to slightly shrink future federal and Social Security retirement benefits will be approved by Congress?
- If you are under the FERS retirement program and you plan to retire before age 62 (when you can collect Social Security), will the financially invaluable FERS supplement be available when you want and need it?
- For members of the federal family, what's the difference between the draconian cuts called for in the House GOP budget vs. those proposed by President Obama. Some people say they are more alike than not.
- How come some federal agencies are furloughing employees while others seem to have found a way to avoid or reprogram the sequestration-triggered budget cuts? What is the latest in the furlough situation?
NITP chief Bob Leins will talk about the financial and tax implications of furloughs and life in general for members of the federal workforce. Benefits expert and Government Executive columnist Tammy Flanagan will look at pre-retirement planning, the best-day-to-retire (regardless of when you plan to retire) and other benefits related issues. What are the biggest threats to your pay-benefits package? I'll talk about the complicated (trust me) legislative proposals that are out there and the future of sequestration.
NEARLY USELESS FACTOID
Compiled by Jack Moore
Apple's announcement this week that its cash holdings total about $145 billion have led to some aggressive business advice from all corners. Financial prognosticators have (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) called on the tech company to acquire everything from online streaming service Netflix and credit card giant Visa to the entire country of Hungary. However, as Slate reports, "it's doubtful either of those companies would settle for a measly "145 billion, and countries aren't technically for sale."
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