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How to Win a Furlough Appeal

Tens of thousands of employees challenged their loss of work (and income) during sequestration; a few were successful.

Civilians in Iraq To Get Higher Premium Pay

New guidance from OPM extends the pay cap waiver for a longer period.

How Phased Retirement Affects Your TSP

Many of the same rules will still apply for those who partially retire and continue to work part-time.

Not Everyone Is Eligible for Phased Retirement

Law enforcement officers and air traffic controllers are among those feds who can’t take advantage of the government’s new HR tool.

5 Myths About Federal Retirement

Good news! You don’t have to be a millionaire to retire comfortably.

Federal Appeals Board Has Major Concerns With Firing Provisions in New VA Law

Small agency tasked with enforcing those provisions raises questions about their constitutionality and wisdom.

Part work, part retirement: Feds could spend more time at the beach. Or even working at the beach.

Phased Retirement is Finally Here

Feds can submit their applications to work part-time and receive half of their annuity beginning Nov. 6.

Can You Accept That Gift? Take Our Quiz

14 questions to test your knowledge of when you can and cannot accept presents.

Defense Could Save Millions in Health Care Costs If Congress Would Let It

An outdated—and expensive—Defense health care program duplicates benefits offered elsewhere, but Congress has to change the law to get rid of it.

Retirement Claims Backlog Inches Back Up

OPM gets more applications than it expected in July.