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Senate Tax Proposal Could End Feds' Catch-Up TSP Contributions
OPM Withdraws Proposed Rule on Health Care Premiums for Some Feds
TSP Hardship Withdrawal Programs Extended
GAO Report on FEHBP: Enrollment Remains Concentrated Despite More Plan Offerings and Effects of Adding Plan Types Are Uncertain
OPM Finalizes Long-Desired Change to Postal Worker Pensions
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Final Regs: Federal Employees' Retirement System; Government Costs
House Approves TSP Modernization Bill
Federal Employee Health Plan Insurers Score Another Win in Federal Court
Retirement Benefits for Federal Law Enforcement Personnel (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Announcement Relaxing Hardship Withdrawal Rules to Help Victims of Hurricane Irma (PDF)
Senate Considers Cutting Retirement Benefits for Feds Working for Unions
[Official Guidance] Text of Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Proposed Regs: Blended Retirement System
Hardship Rules Relaxed by Federal Retirement Plan for Persons Affected by Harvey
CBO Report: Options for Changing the Retirement System for Federal Civilian Workers (PDF)
The Blended Retirement System for the Armed Services: Retention Effects and Continuation Pay Cost Estimates
Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Military Health System
Would More Generous Buyouts Trigger Long-Rumored Federal Employee Retirement Wave?
TSP Modernization Bill Introduced in House
Text of CBO Answers to Questions from Senate Budget Committee on Funding Estimates for Federal Employee Pensions (PDF)
CBO: Postal Reform Would Bring Cheaper Health Insurance Premiums to All Federal Employees
[Opinion] Presidential Pensions as Broken Windows
Supreme Court Addresses Division of Military Retirement Benefits
D.C.-Area Lawmakers Vow to Fight Proposed Federal Retirement Benefit Cuts
[Opinion] Trump Leads Attack on Retirement Security
Trump's 2018 Budget Reportedly Targets Federal Retirement Programs
Testimony on the Costs of Federal Civilian Personnel: A Comparison With Private-Sector Employees (PDF)
200,000 Postal Workers Would See Pay Raises, Benefit Cuts Under New Labor Contract
[Opinion] Is the Thrift Savings Plan Shortchanging U.S. Government Workers?
Text of Supreme Court Opinion: Federal Employees Health Benefit Act Preempts Missouri Law Barring Subrogation and Reimbursement (PDF)
[Opinion] Sensible Medicare and Federal Employees Health Benefits Reform for All Annuitants
[Official Guidance] Text of IRS Publication 721: Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits, for Use in Preparing 2016 Returns (PDF)
White House May Favor Cutting Federal Employee Retirement, Health Benefits
OPM Asks FEHBP Carriers to Focus on Rising Prescription Drug Use and Costs
[Official Guidance] FEHB Program Carrier Letter for 2018 Contracts (PDF)
CRS Report: Background and Recent Developments in Military Retirement (PDF)
Administration Makes Long-Desired Change to Postal Service Pensions
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Proposed Regs: Federal Employees' Retirement System; Government Costs
CBO Report Identifies Changes to Federal Retirement Benefits That Would Help to Reduce Deficit
Most Federal Employees Could Save $2000 or More by Switching Health Insurance
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Final Regs: Coverage for Certain Firefighters and Intermittent Emergency Response Personnel under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (PDF)
Retirement Benefits for Members of Congress (PDF)
As Costs Go Up, FEHBP Benefits Don't Keep Pace
TRICARE Lowers Mental Health Care Co-Pays, Expands Treatment Options
The Fed Offers A Generous Retirement Plan, But Funds It Responsibly
Federal Employees Will Pay 6.2 Percent More Toward Health Care Premiums in 2017
[Opinion] Postal Service Health Benefits and the FEHBP: The Urgent Case for Getting Reform Right
Military's New Hybrid Retirement Plan a Mixed Bag
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Proposed Regs: FEHB Employee Premium Contributions for Employees in Leave Without Pay or Other Nonpay Status
Group Proposes $333 Billion in Cuts to Feds' Pay and Benefits
Are Federal Pay and Benefits Too Generous?
Department of Defense Gives Phased Retirement Program Green Light, Ending Lengthy Delay
Worse Than It Looks: The True Burden and Risks of Federal Employee Pension Plans in Canada (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of OPM Final Regs: Family and Medical Leave Act for Federal Employees; Definition of Spouse
OPM Will Give Health Insurance Companies New Rules for Reporting Cyberincidents
Cypen & Cypen Newsletter, March 31, 2016
Public Pensions in Flux: Can the Federal Government's Experiences Inform State Responses?
Former Presidents: Pensions, Office Allowances, and Other Federal Benefits (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of FEHB Letter to Carriers: Updated Expectations for Design and Operation of Health and Wellness Programs (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Will Your Sick Leave or PTO Policy Satisfy DOL's Paid Sick Leave Regs for Federal Contractors?
The Retirement and Social Security Benefit Claiming of U.S. Military Retirees (PDF)

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