Under current Family and Medical Leave Act policy, signed by President Clinton,Â federal employees can take up to 12 weeks off to care for a new child,...
President Obama has announced a proposedÂ rule that would increase the threshold for salaried workers eligible to receive overtime pay from the current...
Today there are many options for working for yourself. You can work as a business consultant, work on freelance projects or open and operate your own home-based business. The Internet has opened up whole new fields of employment with almost limitless options. However, to create a viable job working for yourself requires you to be […]
We all understand that at some point in our lives, we have to retire. But, not everyone is prepared for the day. Apparently, as per a GAO analysis, around 29% of Americans aged 55 or older do not have any retirement savings or even a traditional pension plan. “We aren’t surprised that people have not […]
Effective transitioning from a military career to a federal job may entail complications, that is, if you are unaware of the requirements and how things are done. Compared to civilian jobs, federal jobs require a specific and more comprehensive resume. Hiring processes also vary in the federal government. It is necessary that you are properly […]
The personal information of at leastÂ 4.2 million current and former feds wasÂ compromised in theÂ first data breachÂ that hit an OPM personnel system. The agencyÂ is offering those affected individuals credit monitoring services and identity theft insurance for the next 18 months, free of charge. How many people were impacted by aÂ second breachÂ on the governmentâ€™s security clearance database […]
Similar to a 401(k) plan, the TSP permits you to make pre-tax contributions every time you get paid. You decide how much to allocate to your TSP, up to a certain limit. The TSP allocation is taken out of your gross pay, and your paycheck is reduced by that amount. The allocated amount goes directly […]