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  • Proposed rule opens FEHB to some temp, seasonal employees

    The Office of Personnel Management is proposing a regulation that would extend Federal Employees Health Benefits coverage to certain temporary and seasonal employees.

  • FBI narrows down HQ choices

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has settled on a handful of possible building sites for its new consolidated headquarters.

  • More job cuts at Air Force

    The Air Force last week said it would initiate a fourth round of workforce cuts in the form of a voluntary early retirement authority and voluntary separation incentive payments.

  • OPM to expand FEDVIP enrollment options

    Enrollment in dental and vision coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP, will be opened up in future to some federal employees outside of the normal open season.

  • DOD agency looks for employee ride-sharing solution

    An agency whose new northern Virginia headquarters has riled local authorities over traffic concerns is looking to make it easier for employees to help reduce congestion near the site.

  • SAVE Awards shelved

    The Obama administration's SAVE Awards—created in 2009 to collect federal employees' suggestions for saving tax dollars and making the government more efficient—have come to an end, according to a memo from the Office of Management and Budget.

  • House OKs six-day mail measure

    The House recently took a major step toward continuing six-day mail delivery by passing the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill for fiscal 2015 with a six-day mail provision.

  • Order bolsters discrimination protections

    The White House last week issued an executive order enhancing protections against gender and sexual orientation discrimination in the federal employee and contractor communities.

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: "I retired nine years ago at age 55. I do not plan to make any withdrawal from the TSP until the required age of 70 1/2. What is the minimum distribution that I must withdraw at that time?"

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