Tag: FERS

Senate Approves $40,000 Buyouts for Federal Employees

Prior to taking any buyout, federal employees should consult qualified financial advisors, especially if you intend on working for a contractor post buyout.  There have always been tax implications. However, the implications are far greater now under current tax law.…

Massive Federal Pay & Benefit Cuts Not Far Off

Federal employee pay and benefits have been a target of Republicans for a long time and to be fair, to a much lesser degree, even Democrats (remember the Obama federal pay freeze).  However, this time it appears a perfect storm…

Federal Retirement Servicing

Many employees, especially those that have been in federal service for a while, likely remember the days when agencies had retirement specialists on local staff, typically aligned under the local Human Resources Office.  In fact, many employees knew the retirement…

Retirement- After Being Fired

Federal employees who are removed from federal service (“fired”) do not normally lose any entitlement to retirement benefits already earned, with limited exceptions (see, 5 USC 8312).  The type of retirement in this instance is sometimes erroneously referred to as…

Disability Retirement Insanity?

Maybe, Maybe Not- You Decide Federal employee disability retirement applications are often confusing to employees.  However, outcomes are generally not.  It has been our collective experience, applications for disability retirement from Federal service are generally approved by the Office of…

GOP Proposing Wide-Scale Pension Cuts

New Wave of Attacks Underway Against Federal Employees Republicans are once again targeting federal employees.  On March 3, 2015, Republican Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced H.R. 1230 attacking federal pensions of all current and future federal employees (those already retired are…