March has been a game-changer for billions of people. The pandemic has produced a variety of mid-life crises for just about every thinking person.
Childcare is becoming an even bigger issue in the military as COVID-19 spreads.
In the real world the real heroes, i.e. the people who will literally save our bacon right now, are mostly unknown, faceless bureaucrats.
Just as VBA was getting its backlog under control and ramping up a whole new congressionally-mandated benefit program, along came the coronavirus.
Long shot legislation to eliminate or modify Social Security benefits of several million retired federal and public sector employees or their surviving spouses, is almost certainly dead, for now.
Soldiers can borrow up to $500 a month after a move to help with daycare costs.
For most of the Postal Service’s 600,000-employee workforce, work continues as usual, but in a heightened state of vigilance.
When Congress decreed that certain Vietnam War Navy veterans could get help for exposure to Agent Orange, the Department of Veterans Affairs had a challenge.
Whoever said timing is everything sure knew what she was talking about. Take teleworking, please!
While there are still probably lots of self-made civil servant millionaires, the ranks of those who invested or saved their way into the 7-figure 401k club have definitely been thinned by the stock market’s reaction to the coronavirus problem.
Lower priority families will have to give up their child care spots if active duty families can’t find accommodations in 45 days.
The Army is working with the Defense Department on the possibility of slowing down the transfer of military treatment facilities to the Defense Health Agency, and the consolidation of those hospitals — especially in rural areas with large military bases.
While the short-term impact is obvious, the long-range impact of the coronavirus scare on the world economy, the stock market, and your Thrift Savings Plan nestegg is yet too be determined.
The White House’s proposal would eliminate a long-time benefit which provides “gap” payments to employees, like federal firefighters, forced to retire as early as age 57.