Information on Federal Financial Planning and Retirement from the Federal Employees Almanac


Chapter 10, Section 1: Office of Personnel Management

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government's central human resources agency, is an independent agency within the Executive Branch. Its director and deputy director are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

Chapter 10, Section 7: Alternative Dispute Resolution and Settlements

Each of the federal appeals agencies employs various alternative dispute resolution techniques and settlement initiatives to adjudicate matters over which it has jurisdiction, and each is engaged in substantial outreach efforts to encourage potential litigants to use their respective ADR and settlement processes.

Chapter 13, Section 1: Office of Personnel Management

If you have questions about an OPM program, please contact the agency’s Call Center at (202) 606-1800

Chapter 14: Taxes

Chapter 2 - Insurance

Chapter 2, Section 1: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program is open to almost all federal and postal employees on a voluntary basis.

Chapter 2, Section 2: Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program

The group policy coverage available to most federal employees, including part-time employees, through the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program is administered by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company under a contract with the Office of Personnel Management.

Chapter 2, Section 3: Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program

he Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, authorized by Public Law 106-265, the Long-Term Care Security Act of 2000, covers services that individuals may need because they are unable to care for themselves due to a chronic mental or physical condition.