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Dangerous official vehicles? Bill aims to protect feds, the public

Does your federal job involve using a government vehicle? If so, if you want to be safe behind the wheel, you might need to do more than just fasten your seat belt.

Grants help with childcare, homeschooling for soldiers

The U.S. Army is now offering financial assistance that will help more soldiers with childcare and remote learning expenses caused by the pandemic.

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Challenge ahead: Rebuilding civil service

Surveys, news stories and other telling reports issued in recent years have laid bare a troubling reality: ​that key parts of the federal civil service are low on personnel—and morale.

Mileage reimbursement rates fall for second year

For the second year in a row, federal employees will get less money for their mileage reimbursements.

TSP: A record of reasonable gains in places—despite rough year

Federal employees who participate in the Thrift Savings Plan got a perhaps unexpected gift this holiday season: robust gains.

COVID crisis stretches many fed caregivers

Federal employees who normally serve as caregivers for children or family members at home are coming under especially sharp stress during the era of COVID-19.

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FERS vs. FECA: Best retirement option sometimes hard to call

Some injured or disabled feds may be better off not drawing from the Federal Employees Retirement System but instead electing to continue to draw disability pay under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act program, a new Government Accountability Office report says.

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DOD issuing new Uniformed Services ID cards

The Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification cards for military family members, dependents, retirees and other eligible card holders will replace the paper cards in service since 1993.

OPM expands 2021 dental, vision plans

The Office of Personnel Management has expanded the number of dental and vision insurance carriers selected to provide coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program.

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Connelly wants answers on FEVS delays

In a letter to the Office of Personnel Management’s acting director, Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-Va.) said that the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations is “concerned about the apparent mishandling” of the survey.

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