Benefits

Open Season: FEDVIP and related options for 2023 …

Feds, go beyond FEHBP and take a good look at your FEDVIP options, too.

Employee Policy

AG wants to better help fed employees with limited English proficiency

It's been over a decade since the department encouraged agencies to strengthen this commitment, Merrick Garland says.

Benefits

Open Season: A checklist for federal annuitants

For starters, make sure you check if your premium is increasing, so you’re not caught off guard next year.

Sponsor Content

Determining the Best Cloud Environment

While cloud infrastructure can streamline workflows and bolster data storage for agencies, most must plan implementation around legacy systems.

Employee Policy

Will the lame duck session prevent a government shutdown?

On our partner site podcast Eric Katz joins in, and discusses Congress and the CR expiring in a few weeks.

Employee Policy

NARA’s Chief Innovator won big last week

Pamela Wright’s “exceptional executive leadership is invaluable to NARA, our strategic goals, and our mission,” said the acting archivist of the United States.

Benefits

Health insurance options for veterans

There are lots of choices, especially for those who have joined the civilian federal workforce.

Employee Policy

How to stay healthy during the holiday season

The Virginia Department of Health's Dr. Laurie Forlano joins our partner site podcast to discuss how to gather for the upcoming holidays and stay safe from respiratory illness like COVID-19.

COVID: Experts hired to help public health departments are losing their jobs

As the coronavirus pandemic raged, an independent nonprofit tied to the CDC hired an army of thousands of seasoned professionals to fill the gaps in the country’s public health system. Now, the money has largely run out—and state and local health departments are again without their expertise.

Employee Policy

Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness update ...

Savi's Tobin van Ostern joins our partner site podcast to discuss the PSLF and its future.

Sponsor Content

Selecting Signage for Clarity and Reliability in Command and Control Centers

With so many different ways to design a system, choosing the right components is important to maximize utility and value.

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FEND

Open Season 2023!

Open Season 2023 is here. Try out a few comparison tools now, and save more than a few dollars next year.

FEND

Union, Dept. of Education settle labor complaints

Dept. of Education and AFGE finally come to terms on a host of now abandoned Trump-era policies.

Employee Policy

WH requests more COVID funding, Again

The news comes as part of a roundup of this week’s related developments and stories you may have missed.

Employee Policy

Some DHS employees tire of expanded deployments at the border

Many deployments have become mandatory as the administration prepares for an expected uptick in work at the border.

Retirement

Proposed OPM rule would align congressional retirement dates and contributions with those of feds

Laws passed in 2012 and 2013 changed retirement benefits and contributions for members of Congress and their staff.

Employee Policy

Leadership, workforce development and OPM

OPM's Bahar Niakan talks to our partner site's Eric Katz about the Center for Leadership Development.