The Air Force is expanding its diversity and making things easier on pregnant women. The policies are part of a larger push from the Air Force to attract and retain its best talent. The Air Force is trying to grow to 321,000 active duty airmen from 318,000 by the end of the year.
Averages: If you encase one bare foot in dry ice and the other in boiling oil, on average you’re doing fine.
Federal employees with a high school diploma or less earn 53 percent more in total compensation than their counterparts in the private sector, while federal workers with a bachelor’s degree earn 21 percent more, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office. In contrast, federal employees with a professional degree or doctorate earn 18 percent less than their counterparts in the private sector.
People are asking Jeff Neal, former chief human capital officer at the Homeland Security Department, if they should take a buyout. His answer: It depends.
The Office of Personnel Management updates its guide for calculating severance pay. Its release comes on the heels of agency efforts to examine how they can reduce the size of the workforces.
The White House says it won’t happen, but the Office of Management and Budget is asking that agencies prepare to prepare for a government shutdown. Here are four things to remember about your pay, benefits, work status and others if Congress can’t agree on a plan to keep the government running past Friday.
For Your Benefit hosts welcome Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs, and Jim Courtney, Director of Communications and Education, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to the studio this week.
May 1, 2017
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is losing its executive director of 10 years. Greg Long announced his resignation during the board’s monthly meeting. In the interim, the agency’s chief investment officer, Ravindra Deo, will serve as the acting executive director while the board conducts a national search for a new leader.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says now that EPA is handing out buyouts, it’s likely other agencies will follow suit.
Host Bob Leins and co-host Ray Kirk, Federal Benefits Specialist, welcome David Santana from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to the studio.
April 24, 2017
Trick question: Who’s going to get the biggest pay raise next year: active-duty federal workers or federal retirees and folks who get Social Security?
The EPA said it will continue an external hiring freeze as part of its efforts to meet the White House’s government reorganization directive.
If you are worried about the status of Social Security, maybe you are onto something, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
Host Bob Leins and co-host John Elliott welcome John Jilek, Certified Financial Planner, to the studio. It’s Financial Literacy Month and what better time to get rid of some of the financial dust and cobwebs!
April 17, 2017
The Office of Personnel Management renewed its contract with LTC Partners to provide services for BENEFEDS, the enrollment and administration program for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP) and other federal benefits.