Some lawmakers are pressing to protect federal employee credit and borrowing capacity in the event of a government shutdown.
Congress, the White House and federal employment groups are at odds over pay increases for civilian federal employees.
Many federal employees who have young children and/or dependent adults incur child and adult care expenses to care for these children and/or adults while these employees and their spouses work. Child and adult care expenses can be expensive, and one of the tax preferential ways to pay for these expenses is through a dependent care flexible spending account (DC FSA), which this column discusses.
Big changes are in store for the federal temporary and seasonal workforce—changes that would permit workers in these categories to remain in provisional federal employment for much longer periods.
An important decision that employees have to make during the 2019 Federal benefits “open season” is whether they want to enroll - or to reenroll - in a health care flexible spending account (HCFSA) for the 2020 plan year. This newsletter discusses how participation in an HCFSA can reduce an employee’s out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses.
Federal employee organizations, such as the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, have recently publicized their concerns about the rise in suicides, and events such as "Out of the Darkness" suicide awareness walks in many cities, are aimed at reducing the horrific toll.
The Office of Personnel Management just issued further guidance on instructing agencies to move forward with implementing the president’s controversial workforce executive orders.
Some lawmakers “get it”—and are pressing to protect federal employee credit and borrowing capacity, before the next funding standoff hits.
The federal government is now funded through Dec. 20, giving lawmakers and the White House more time to agree on funding bills.
A health savings account (HSA) combines a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a tax-favored savings account. The funds contributed to an HSA result in Federal and state income tax savings in the year of contribution. There are several advantages to owning and using an HSA.
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