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Student Loan Forgiveness for Federal Employees

Student Loan Forgiveness for Federal Employees

This article explains two different types of student loan forgiveness programs for federal employees including the public service loan forgiveness program.

Had Enough? Federal Government Early Retirement [Ultimate How To Guide]

Had Enough? Federal Government Early Retirement [Ultimate How To Guide]

Federal employee looking to leave early? This post describes the various early retirement offered by the federal government.

The Truth About Compensation for OCONUS Jobs

The Truth About Compensation for OCONUS Jobs

Want to understand how compensation works for OCONUS jobs? Check out this question and answer with an overseas federal employee.

FERS Deferred Retirement- What You Need To Know Before You Quit A Government Job

FERS Deferred Retirement- What You Need To Know Before You Quit A Government Job

Wondering what happens to your pension if you quit your government job? This article is a playbook for FERS deferred retirement benefits.

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? This post breaks down some myths and realities of your potential liability.

Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Thinking about contributing the max to your TSP? This post describes the maximum allowable TSP contributions and pros/cons of the TSP.

Background Checks for Federal Employees- What You Need to Know

Background Checks for Federal Employees- What You Need to Know

I wrote this post to help potential federal employees navigate their background checks using the SF-85 and land their first federal job.

Federal Employees Oath of Office: Ultimate Guide for New Employees and Those Who Have Forgotten It

Federal Employees Oath of Office: Ultimate Guide for New Employees and Those Who Have Forgotten It

If you’re thinking about joining the ranks of federal employees who have already signed the oath of office, I’ll walk you through what it says

How to calculate your 2021 Federal Cost of Living Adjustment

How to calculate your 2021 Federal Cost of Living Adjustment

The POTUS signed an EO for a 2021 federal cost of living adjustment. Find out how to calculate the size of your 2020 COLA.