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OPM tries to make disability hiring easier

OPM hosted a standing-room only training session to help agencies understand what the Executive Order to hire more people with disabilities calls for. OPM is developing new tools including a database of potentially qualified applicants and online training to help agencies bring more people with disabilities into the government.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Christine Griffin , OPM , NSA , VA , Bender Consulting Services , American Disabilities Act , hiring people with disabilities , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/01/2010, 03:46pm EDT

Public-private pay gap is widening

GovExec reports on a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that federal employees are paid an average of 24 percent less than their private sector counterparts.

Tags: GovExec , pay debate , pay and benefits , Federal Salary Council , Bureau of Labor Statistics , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:58pm EDT

Commuter $$$ Perk About To Be Downsized

That delicious $230 transit subsidy enjoyed by federal workers in Washington and a few other cities is likely to disappear in the New Year. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says look for it to be replaced by the old-standby $120 commuter benefit from Uncle Sam.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , transit subsidy

Monday - 11/01/2010, 01:05pm EDT

Warning: Retirement disaster ahead

The Wall Street Journal reports that a study by Research Affiliates found that returns on stocks and bonds fall short of what big pension funds are expecting.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Wall Street Journal , pay and benefits , stocks , bonds , Research Affiliates , retirement

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 02:07pm EDT

How to figure your FEGLI

For many federal employees, FEGLI premiums are more expensive compared to what these employees may be able to purchase in an individual life insurance policy from a private insurance company. Ed Zurndorfer explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , pay and benefits , FEGLI , Ed Zurndorfer

Friday - 10/29/2010, 10:41am EDT

Cost Cutters Focus on Feds

The first unofficial holiday of the government's fiscal year, Halloween, is traditionally the time when horrible job-related rumors are revived. After scaring many federal workers and retirees the scary stuff always goes away. But Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says this year things may be different.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , pay raise , freeze , pay freeze

Friday - 10/29/2010, 04:00am EDT

IRS releases TSP contribution limits for 2011

The IRS releases TSP contribution limits for 2011.

Tags: IRS , TSP , contribution limits , pension , pay and benefits , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 02:54pm EDT

Fed Power in a Close Election

In a close election, federal and postal workers and politically-active retirees could make the difference in a dozen key congressional districts and even in some Senate races. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey crunches the numbers on this potential but invisible power bloc.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , political pull

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:00am EDT

Elections put new focus on government spending

Deficit reduction will be the top priority post-election.

Tags: Washington Post , Barack Obama , John Boehner , budget , pay and benefits , Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 02:49pm EDT

Only Four Days Left to Wreck Your Career!

Quick, because your job may be at stake: The Hatch Act is 1) a 71 year old law protecting feds from political arm-twisting or 2) a 1920s show business review featuring scantily clad pullets. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says your job could depend on the right answer.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , Hatch Act

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 04:00am EDT
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