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View the July 17, 2017 issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff


Understanding the Rules Associated with “Postponed” Retirement

By Edward A. Zurndorfer

Employees covered by FERS may be eligible for “postponed” retirement. This week’s column discusses how “postponed” retirement works and which employees are eligible. Also included in the discussion are any possible reductions to the FERS annuity and the effect of “postponed” retirement on Federal health, life, dental and vision, and long care insurance benefits associated with “postponed” retirement.


Federal Benefits Q&A

By FEND Staff

Question: How does taking LWOP one day a pay period affect my service comp date? How does it affect my high three and how might it negatively affect my FERS retirement annuity?


FBI headquarters relocation plans halted

By FEND Staff

The decades-long plan to relocate the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters from downtown Washington, D.C., has come to an end.


VA publicizes adverse employee actions

By FEND Staff

The Department of Veterans Affairs is making history by becoming the first federal agency to make public a list of adverse employee actions.


Bill seeks larger VSIP payouts

By FEND Staff

Included in the House Armed Services Committee spending bill is language that would grant bigger payouts for Defense Department civilian employees who leave their jobs early.


Union: Possible pause in “excessing” at Postal Service

By FEND Staff

The American Postal Workers Union and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union may have stalled a move by Postal Service management to implement further staffing cuts—at least temporarily.


Infamous fed gov’t hacker officials sentenced

By FEND Staff

A man known as “INCURSIO,” infamous for hacking several top federal government officials, has been sentenced to two years in prison.


DOD's transgender inclusion policy delayed

By FEND Staff

After Department of Defense Secretary Mattis decided to delay implementing a policy that would no longer make being transgender a disqualifying factor joining the military, one lawmaker is urging for a full repeal.


Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Share prices as of July 12, 2017.


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