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    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family

    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family
    Death and taxes may be equally inevitable, but the taxman demands the last word. Death does not excuse a final accounting with the IRS. In fact, taxes can further complicate the lives of survivors. Federal estate taxes could be due, and state inheritance taxes could come into play, too. Here, though, our focus is federal income taxes. The final tax return ...
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    Tax Exemptions and Deductions Available For Families

    Tax Exemptions and Deductions Available For Families
    As a family, you may be able to save more on your taxes than a single person can. Once you discover all the deductions available to you, you'll be able to save more money this year, and plan better for your family's future. So, if you're new to preparing your own income tax return, or if you just want to make ...
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    Recruitment Incentives

    An agency may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly-appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. Covered Positions A recruitment incentive may be paid to an eligible individual who is appointed to a General Schedule (GS), senior-level (SL), scientific or professional (ST), Senior Executive Service ...
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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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    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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    Types of Veterans Preference

    5-Point Preference Five points are added to the passing examination score of a veteran who served: # During the period December 7, 1941, to July 1, 1955; or # For more than 180 consecutive days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or # During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through ...
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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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    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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    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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    Accrual Rates for SES, SL/ST, or Equivalent Pay Systems

    Members of the Senior Executive Service (SES), employees in senior level (SL) and scientific or professional (ST) positions accrue annual leave at the rate of 1 day (8 hours) for each full biweekly pay period. In addition OPM has extended coverage for the 8-hour category to employees in the following equivalent categories: 1) Senior Foreign Service 2) Defense Intelligence Senior Executive ...
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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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    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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    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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    Ironworker Training Program

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is provide ironwork vocational training, apprenticeships, and job placement to eligible Native Americans through the National Ironworkers Training Program, located in Broadview, Illinois. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who needs training or retraining to develop new job skills, and you or ...
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    FEHB Eligibility

    Employees As a Federal employee, you are eligible to elect FEHB coverage, unless your position is excluded by law or regulation. Your agency applies these rules and determines your eligibility. However, there are numerous special provisions for people in part-time or intermittent employment, temporary appointments, and specifically named positions. Dependents Family members eligible for coverage under yourself and family enrollment ...
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    Local Veterans' Employment Representative Program (LVER)

    *Program Description* The purpose of LVER is to provide job development, placement, and support services directly to veterans and maximize employment and training opportunities. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be unemployed or about to become unemployed and have completed at least 24 continuous months of active duty service in the military. *Application Process* ...
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    Dependent Care FSA

    A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) allows you to be reimbursed on a pre-tax basis for child care or adult dependent care expenses for qualified dependents that are necessary to allow you or your spouse to work, look for work, or attend school full-time. However, if you did not find a job and have no earned income for the year, ...
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    Basic Benefits Plan

    The basic benefit portion is financed by a very small contribution from the employee and from the Government. Basic Plan Benefits are a monthly payment depending on the employee's pay and length of service. As in most retirement plans, a formula is used to compute the payments under the Basic Benefit Plan. The Government averages the highest 3 consecutive years of ...
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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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    Leave and Holidays Overview

    Leave and Holidays Overview
    Federal employees are entitled to at least 13 days of vacation leave as well as 13 days of sick leave each year. Depending on years of service, employees can earn up to 26 days of vacation leave each year. In addition, Federal employees get 10 days paid holiday each year. This allows employees time to spend with their families and to ...
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