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    Veterans Preference Guide

    Veterans Preference Guide
    Since the Civil War, veterans of the Armed Forces have been given some degree of preference in appointments to Federal jobs. Recognizing their sacrifice, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized for their time in military service. Veterans’ preference recognizes the economic loss suffered by citizens who have served their country in uniform, restores veterans to ...
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    Special Incentives Overview

    Special Incentives Overview
    Federal agencies use special incentives to attract and hold talented employees. These incentives usually come in the form of one-time bonuses paid directly to new employees. The federal government offers three types: Recruitment Incentives A recruitment bonus is an incentive an agency may pay to a newly-appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult ...
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    All Government Benefits Explained

    All Government Benefits Explained
    Employees of the US Government often enjoy benefits packages unparalleled by those offered in any other profession. The wide range of benefits available to federal employees goes way beyond insurance and retirement; these perks include job security, outstanding 'family friendly' health insurance and retirement plans, and steadily accumulating raises. You may be surprised to learn that federal government jobs - after ...
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    Student Loan Repayment Overview

    Student Loan Repayment Overview
    Federal agencies are permitted to repay federally insured student loans as a recruitment or retention incentive for candidates or current employees of the agency. Student loan repayment is considered a selective benefit and agencies do not provide to every employee. Eligible Loans Student loans are eligible if they are insured by the federal government under the Higher Education Act of 1965 ...
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    Family Flexibility Overview

    Family Flexibility Overview
    The Federal Government provides many programs for workers to support their needs for individual flexibility. For example, flexible work schedules allow employees to adjust their work hours in order to take a day off each pay period. Employees can enjoy twenty-six 3-day weekends! Also, the Federal Government's Alternative Work Schedule (AWS) allows employees to select certain arrival and departure times that ...
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    How Veteran's Preference Works

    If you meet the criteria for preference and achieve a score of 70 or higher either by a written examination or an evaluation of your experience and education, you will have 5 or 10 points added to your numerical ratings depending on the nature of their preference. For scientific and professional positions in grade GS-9 or higher, names of all eligibles ...
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
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    Annual Leave

    An employee may use annual leave for vacations, rest and relaxation, and personal business or emergencies. An employee has a right to take annual leave, subject to the right of the supervisor to schedule the time at which annual leave may be taken. An employee will receive a lump-sum payment for accumulated and accrued annual leave when he or she separates ...
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    Health Benefits Overview

    Health Benefits Overview
    Federal employees enjoy a highly competitive health insurance program called the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This program offers many unique and enticing features that set it apart from many private health insurance programs. These features are listed below: A Government Contribution The government pays 72 percent of the average premium toward the total cost of the your premium, but ...
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    List of Student Loans Eligible for Repayment

    The loans listed below are eligible for repayment under the Federal Student Loan Repayment Program: Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL) * Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans * Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans * Federal PLUS Loans * Federal Consolidation Loans [gate] William D. Ford Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) * Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans * Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans * Direct PLUS Loans ...
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    Transfers Overview

    Transfers Overview
    A career or career-conditional employee of one agency may transfer, without a break in service of a single workday, to a competitive service position in another agency without competing in a civil service examination open to the public. A transfer eligible may apply under vacancy announcements open to status candidates. An employee may transfer to a position at the same, higher, ...
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    Student Loan Repayment Eligibility

    Any employee (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 2105) who is highly qualified is eligible to receive a student loan repayment, except those employees who currently occupy or will occupy a position excepted from the competitive service because of its confidential, policy-determining, policy-making, or policy-advocating character (e.g., employees serving under Schedule C appointments). Under 5 CFR 537.104, agencies may offer loan repayment ...
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    Filling Applications After Examinations Have Closed

    A 10-point preference eligible may file an application at any time for any positions for which a non-temporary appointment has been made from a competitive list of eligibles within the past 3 years. In addition, a person who is unable to file for an open competitive examination because of military service may file after the closing date. In either of the ...
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    Relocation Incentives

    An agency may pay a relocation incentive to a current employee who must relocate to accept a position in a different geographic area if the agency determines that the position is likely be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. A relocation incentive may be paid only when the employee's rating of record under an official performance appraisal or ...
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    Career Development Assistance Overview

    Career Development Assistance Overview
    What is Career Development? Career Development, or Organization Development, refers to how individuals manage their careers within and between organizations. Essentially, employees use Career Development Assistance to plan the future of their career. Which Career Development Assistance is ultimately focused on enabling individuals to take advantage of future job opportunities, it is equally focused on fulfilling agencies' goals for workforce productivity; ...
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    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing

    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing
    Let’s face it: Doing your taxes is about as exciting as mowing your lawn. But, we all have to do it. And Uncle Sam doesn’t make it easy. The U.S. tax code literally fills thousands of pages. Thankfully, you don’t need to read them all to stay on top of your taxes. Here are five things that can make doing your ...
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    Health Care FSA

    A Health Care FSA (HCFSA) helps you pay for eligible health care expenses that are not paid by FEHB or any other insurance. A HCFSA is not insurance, but it can help you get more for your money by using pre-tax dollars to stretch the money you would normally spend out-of-pocket on health care services. You make an annual election to ...
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    Bone Marrow or Organ Donor Leave

    An employee may use up to 7 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as a bone-marrow donor. An employee also may use up to 30 days of paid leave each calendar year to serve as an organ donor. Leave for bone marrow and organ donation is a separate category of leave that is in addition to annual and ...
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    VA - Counseling- Educational and Vocational Counseling

    *Program Description* Educational and Vocational Counseling can help you— * Assess your vocational interests, aptitues and abilities * Explore vocational career opportunities * Select an appropriate vocational goal * Address barriers that may impede success in training or employment * Develop educational program objectives *General Program Requirements* In order to be considered for this benefit program, you must be— * A ...
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    VA - Vocational Rehabilitation - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment services for veterans with disabilities

    *Program Description* Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment is an employment-oriented program that helps veterans with compensable service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with compensable service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, the program offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible. *General Program Requirements* In order to be considered ...
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