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April 20, 2021

Federal Employee Retirement and Benefits News

Federal Retirement Articles




FLTCIP: Federal Long-Term Care

FLTCIP: Federal Long-Term Care

Individuals applying for LTC have to undergo what is referred to as full underwriting. Full underwriting means that a series of health and medically-related questions must be answered. You might even be asked to sign a release to review your...
LiteBlue and Other Tools For Planning

LiteBlue and Other Tools For Planning

Organizations tend to concentrate on retirement during this period because the likelihood of things changing significantly in the work profile of these employees is fairly remote. Generally, in calculating an annuity estimate, the high-three average salary is key. Therefore, if...
LiteBlue and Counseling

LiteBlue and Counseling

In Affiliation with LiteBlue - Local Postal Service personnel offices used to provide counseling services for active letter carriers.
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Weekly NEwsletter – PASS-IT-ON

Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter:The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is moving aggressively towards implementing the final rule that will govern the regulations and guidelines for phased retirement.  OPM released its draft plan of phased-retirement in 2013.  Persons eligible for retirement...
Weekly Newsletter -THE TSP

Weekly Newsletter -THE TSP

Weekly Newsletter: TSP Weekly Newsletter: Imagine you had the opportunity to accumulate a half million dollars or more towards your retirement future and you passed it up.  Who doesn’t dream of winning a lottery and suddenly having all the money...
What are the Contribution Limits for TSP

What are the Contribution Limits for TSP

If an employee has made excess TSP contributions, those funds can be returned by completing Form TSP-44-Request for Return of Excess Employee Contributions. Eligible participants must complete the Form TSP-44 and send it to the TSP for processing. As soon...
Thrift Savings Plan – Take Five

Thrift Savings Plan – Take Five

During the monthly of April, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) invited participants to take FIVE for their future. Take FIVE minutes to make changes in your Thrift Savings Plan account
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SCHEDULE A – WHAT DOES IT MEAN

Schedule A: What does it mean? Image Credits I get lots of ideas to write about Schedule A because someone is always asking me a question.  Keep the questions coming because they not only give me something new to write about,...
Weekly Newsletter -SHARP MIND

Weekly Newsletter -SHARP MIND

http://www.psretirement.com/federal-employees-receive-boost-in-pay/Weekly Newsletter: Sharp Mind Weekly Newsletter: As we live longer and longer in retirement it is our hope that our quality of life will keep pace with the extended years.  We go to the gym and participate in  activities to...
Veterans Benefits: The VA and DOD

Veterans Benefits: The VA and DOD

The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for all of the U.S. military hospitals around the world where medical services and treatment are provided to service members and their eligible family members.
Weekly Newsletter: IN HONOR OF VETS

Weekly Newsletter: IN HONOR OF VETS

Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter: The brave men and women who serve in the Armed Forces provide a service to the nation that is unsurpassed.  They make tremendous sacrifices, even putting their lives on the line to protect the nation’s borders....
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Financial Planning for Federal Employees – When Is Too Much

As a Federal Employee, when it comes to financial planning, can you actually do too much? Probably not, but I do know that you can do too little planning for the future.
Federal Workplace: Respect Is A Huge Word

Federal Workplace: Respect Is A Huge Word

Our previous post discussed an individual being forced to retire as the only possible solution to being harassed and bullied. Harassment and Bullying certainly have no place in the workplace, but we know that is often not the case.
Federal Workplace: Bullying vs. Harassment

Federal Workplace: Bullying vs. Harassment

Harassment and bullying are not reported because it is specifically happening to you, but because if it happened to you, it will inevitably happen to someone else.
Federal Employee – Don’t Be A Target

Federal Employee – Don’t Be A Target

Don’t Be a Target as a Federal Employee The Federal Employee a very special group.  They are often identified as people who have money especially when then reach retirement age.  With those thoughts in mind, federal workers become the target...
Federal Employee – Do You Really Want To Retire?

Federal Employee – Do You Really Want To Retire?

As a federal employee, the question 'Do you really want to retire?' is a totally different question than can you retire. If you don't really want to retire because you feel you have a lot more to give and the...
Annual Leave: Summer is Here

Annual Leave: Summer is Here

If you are looking at retirement in the next 3 to 5 years, you might want to rethink how you use those accumulated annual leave hours - both sick and unused annual leave can have an impact on your federal...
Weekly Newsletter- KEEPERS OF THE FIRE

Weekly Newsletter- KEEPERS OF THE FIRE

Weekly Newsletter Weekly Newsletter: Who will keep the fires burning as current federal and postal employees look towards retirement?  It is estimated that more than half of the federal and postal workforce will be eligible for retirement in the next...

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