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  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: I retired under CSRS in 2009 at age 55. I currently receive social security benefit of $120/month. I plan on signing up for Medicare A&B in 2019. My income is such that I would qualify for the lowest Part B premium. Will it be possible to have my Medicare premium withheld from my Social Security benefit? And if so, will the SS benefit be adequate to pay for Medicare in perpetuity?

  • Group urges DOJ to investigate feds' use of Trump properties

    A watchdog group is asking the Department of Justice to investigate why federal employees have been allowed to use their government-issued charge cards to book rooms at several hotels owned by the Trump organization.

  • VA hospital employees demand agency to fill thousands of vacancies

    Veterans Affairs hospital employees staged protests at multiple facilities nationwide in recent weeks, demanding that the department expedite filling some 49,000 vacancies to ensure veterans receive the care they need.

  • Number games

    Sort of a trick question: What is the most important thing to come out of Washington, D.C? (Remember, this is a family-friendly publication, so it’s not what you were going to say).

  • Employees Need to Understand the Rules for Inherited IRAs

    In the second of four columns presenting rules on inherited IRAs, this week’s column discusses the rules for surviving spouses who inherit their deceased spouse’s traditional and Roth IRAs. Included in the discussion are the required minimum distribution (RMD) rules and the tax consequences for surviving spouses that depend on how the surviving spouse treats the inherited IRA.

  • Fed agencies play huge role in Harvey, Irma rescue efforts

    Federal employees in the tens of thousands are participating in the rescue and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

  • Fed gov't hired fewer vets in 2016 despite initiatives

    Federal agencies hired fewer veterans in fiscal year 2016 compared to last year, according to a new jobs report from the Office Personnel Management.

  • No agreement on amendment that would repeal sequestration

    Republicans are blaming their Democratic colleagues for the Senate’s failure to vote on an amendment that would repeal sequestration.

  • Bill to fund overtime pay for Secret Service agents OK'd

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on this week passed legislation that will fund salary and overtime pay to Secret Service agents.

  • DISA issues call for proposals for background check system

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has announced plans to create a National Background Investigation Service by next year.

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