If necessary, service will resort to layoffs to reach sequestration budget caps.
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Eligible employees must leave agency by Dec. 31 to take advantage of the incentive.
Advocates say pay must be high enough to incentivize qualified professionals to join the SES ranks.
Weighing whether to work with a professional adviser to manage your money.
Retirement and health plans rate well; some other perks are drawing very little interest.
Federal employee advocates question legality, say process in place to ensure fairness.
Partial retirement became legal two years ago, but feds are still awaiting final guidance.
Fewer feds are sending in claims and OPM is processing them more quickly.
The backlog fell 15 percent in June.
Postmasters can receive one-time $10,000 payment.