Especially considering the year we just snuck out of, now is a better time than ever to take some time to sit down and think about your long term plans.
Despite the fact that 2020 was an exceptional, dangerous, horrible year in so many ways, lots of us learned to cope. Some to thrive.
A pandemic, economic downturn and months of skepticism didn't change the plans the president issued last February, when he informed Congress of his intention to give most civilian employees a 1% federal pay raise in 2021.
Here are a few encouraging takeaways for the federal workforce after the end of a strenuous year.
President Trump has had, to say the least, a rocky relationship with the federal community. But after the dust settles, will feds end up being better off?
If you are even THINKING about retiring next year, you’ve got some homework to do.
The disappointments associated with federal workers' lower pay raises this year pale in comparison to the challenges that many in the private sector are wrestling with.
Congress introduced, debated and passed a $2.3 trillion spending and COVID-19 relief package into law in less than 24 hours. Federal employee groups say lawmakers left out an important provision in the frenzy.
My wish list of terms to let go of as what's got to be an improved year comes in
Here’s the choice: Money or quality of life. Maybe not much of a choice if getting a smaller salary in return for a less hectic environment would actually be stressful. Whatever, work-at-home feds may soon…
The start of a new year, any new year, is a logical time to take stock, reflect and look ahead. The fact that we are the midst of a deadly, frightening pandemic this time around makes self-reflection all the more important.
When they leave government, either for other jobs or to retire, more than half of all TSP investors take some, most take all, of their money with them. How come?
Federal employees were in the spotlight for much of the Trump administration. The drama was stressful at times, but perhaps it shed more light on what federal employees do and where they work.
As new leadership arrives at the State and Commerce Departments, and the intelligence community, let’s hope they give real attention to weird and disturbing threats to certain career employees.
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