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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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    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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    Limited Expense Health Care FSA

    A Limited Expense Health Care Flexible Spending Account (LEX HCFSA) is a new money saving option for employees enrolled in a Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA), or whose spouse is enrolled in a non-FEHB HDHP with an HSA. The LEX HCFSA is limited to eligible dental and vision expenses ...
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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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    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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    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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    Court Leave

    An employee is entitled to paid time off without charge to leave for service as a juror or witness. An employee is responsible for informing his or her supervisor if he or she is excused from jury or witness service for 1 day or more or for a substantial part of a day. To avoid undue hardship, an agency may adjust ...
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    Emergency Leave Transfer Program

    In the event of major disasters or emergencies declared by the President, such as floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, bombings, etc., that result in severe adverse effects for a substantial number of employees, the President may direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish an emergency leave transfer program. Under such a program, an employee in any Executive or Judicial branch agency ...
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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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    Veterans' Employment Program (Veterans' Workforce Investment Program)

    *Program Description* The purpose of the Veterans' Employment Program is to develop programs that meet the employment and training needs of service-connected disabled veterans who have significant barriers to employment. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have completed at least 24 continuous months of active duty military service and now have a disability or ...
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    Vocational Rehabilitation for Individuals with Disabilities

    *Program Description* Vocational rehabilitation services are available for persons who are unable to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment due to a mental or physical disability, but wish to pursue meaningful careers. VR assists such individuals secure employment corresponding with their abilities, through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities. Services vary by state but may include: ...
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    Family and Medical Leave

    Entitlement Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), most Federal employees are entitled to a total of up to 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for the following purposes: # the birth of a son or daughter of the employee and the care of such son or daughter; # the placement of a son ...
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    Youth Education and Training Activities

    *Program Description* The Youth Activities Program provides grants to State and local communities to operate a comprehensive array of youth services that help low-income youth (ages 14-21) seeking assistance in achieving academic and employment success. Program participants receive services such as occupational skills training, counseling, internships, job placements, mentoring, tutoring, leadership development, and support services. To participate in this program, a ...
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    Leave Bank Program

    An employee who is a member of his or her agency's voluntary leave bank, may receive annual leave from the leave bank if the employee experiences a personal or family medical emergency and has exhausted his or her available paid leave. The agency's leave bank board operates the leave bank and determines how much donated annual leave an employee may receive ...
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    Leave Transfer

    An employee may donate annual leave directly to another Federal employee who has a personal or family medical emergency and who has exhausted his or her available paid leave. Each agency must administer a voluntary leave transfer program for its employees. There is no limit on the amount of donated annual leave a leave recipient may receive from the leave donor(s). ...
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    Leave Without Pay

    Leave without pay (LWOP) is a temporary nonpay status and absence from duty that, in most cases, is granted at the employee's request. In most instances, granting LWOP is a matter of supervisory discretion and may be limited by agency internal policy. Employees, however, have an entitlement to LWOP in the following situations: # The Family and Medical Leave Act of ...
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    Flexibilities Available for Adoption

    The Federal Government offers numerous leave and work scheduling flexibilities to assist employees in meeting their work and family obligations. The administration of these flexibilities typically is addressed in agency internal policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Sick Leave An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. Examples include but are not limited to the ...
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    Flexibilities Available for Childbirth

    The Federal Government offers numerous leave and work scheduling flexibilities to assist employees in meeting their work and family obligations. The administration of these flexibilities typically is addressed in agency internal policies and/or collective bargaining agreements. Sick Leave A birth mother is entitled to use accrued sick leave for medical appointments, hospitalization, and her period of incapacitation following childbirth. A birth ...
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