How to Find a Federal Job
After serving in the military, many service members believe that a natural transition for their career is a job with the federal government. The path to a job is not always smooth, however, for those seeking employment with the federal government. For those unfamiliar with the system, it can sometimes seem that the hiring process is not of this planet. This article seeks to offer an overview of the beginning of the process; that is, how to find a job with the government, prepare your application documents and apply. Finding...
Webinar Series for Vets, Transitioning Military and Federal Employees
Grantham University is offering 2 series of complimentary webinars by their Career Services team. The series have been created to cover a variety of topics pertaining to the unique challenges in today's job market for transitioning service members and veterans. Shanna Fowler, career services manager, said "A common setback faced by transitioning service members is how to translate military experiences into corporate language — and how to best highlight their wide variety of skill sets for a specific position." Many former...
Deal to Raise Employees’ Retirement Contribution
Federal negotiators stuck a deal in mid-February to significantly increase future federal employees' retirement contributions which will help pay for an extension is unemployment benefits. According to the American Federation of Government Employees, newly hired and rehired federal employees would have 3.1% of each paycheck put toward their Federal Employees Retirement System pensions. The current contribution rate is only 0.8%, so that amounts to a 2.3% increase. The increase will affect new hires and rehires beginning...
2012 Leave Chart
This leave chart is intended for Federal employees and will assist you in planning for federal holidays, annual leave, sick leave and comp time. The Excel version is a convenient way to calculate your balance of used leave throughout the year. Simply click HERE to download it.
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