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View the May 31, 2021 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff


VA sees spike in demand for VA mental health services

By FEND Staff

In the last 20 years, the nation’s armed forces have been pushed hard. The 9/11 terrorist attacks led to intensified American involvement in conflicts, the War on Terror, all over the world. Warfare—whether combat or lengthy and frequent postings far from friends, family and country—places powerful stresses on the body and the mind.


Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of May 27, 2021.


Postal reform bill could raise FEHBP premiums

By Nathan Abse

Proposals to reform health and retirement benefits for Postal Service employees have been rolling around Capitol Hill for years. But one such bill, now pending, actually could pass—and according to critics raise federal health insurance premiums, an unwelcome prospect.


FEEA celebrates 35th anniversary

By FEND Staff

For three-and-a-half decades, federal employees and their families have had a resource to draw on in tough times: the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).


Federal telework to be made permanent

By FEND Staff

Last March, to protect feds from COVID, the Office of Personnel Management issued guidance directing agencies to ensure that “as many employees as possible” could telework. And in the year-plus since, the vast majority of feds have indeed worked remotely.


Check in on your financial goals

By Stephanie Lyons

With the first half of the year behind us, summer represents the season for vacations and outdoor fun, and it is also a perfect time to take a pause and perform a check in on your finances.


CDC issues guidance on masks for federal workforce

By FEND Staff

The federal government looks to be one step closer to reopening workplaces for vaccinated workers, contractors and guests without masking and distancing requirements.


Fed employee group warns USPS reform could raise FEHB premiums

By Nathan Abse

Proposals to reform health and retirement benefits for Postal Service employees have been rolling around Capitol Hill for years. But one such bill, now pending, actually could pass—and according to critics raise federal health insurance premiums, an unwelcome prospect.


Uncle Sam is hiring

By Mike Causey

Is there any such thing as a golden age for government workers? Is it possible? Could it be now? With you right smack in the middle?


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