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    Indian Employment Assistance

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide vocational training and employment opportunities to eligible American Indians. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who is under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed, and you or a family member must be enrolled in ...
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    Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project

    *Program Description* The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project provides employment and training services and support to help homeless veterans reenter the workforce. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have been in military service, not dishonorably discharged, and are now homeless or living in a shelter. *Application Process* For more information, see the Program Contact Information ...
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    Sick Leave to Care for a Family Member with a Serious Health Condition

    Entitlement Most Federal employees may use a total of up to 12 administrative workweeks of sick leave each leave year to care for a family member with a serious health condition. If an employee previously has used any portion of the 13 days of sick leave for general family care or bereavement purposes in a leave year, that amount must ...
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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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    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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    Fee-For-Service Plans

    Fee-For-Service (FFS) plans generally use two approaches. Fee-for-Service (FFS) Plans (non-PPO) A traditional type of insurance in which the health plan will either pay the medical provider directly or reimburse you after you have filed an insurance claim for each covered medical expense. When you need medical attention, you visit the doctor or hospital of your choice. This approach may be ...
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    Indian Vocational Training-United Tribes Technical College

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide vocational training to individual American Indians through the United Tribes Technical College, located in Bismarck, North Dakota. *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 a family member ...
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    Elder Care Resources

    Elder care is a broad field that recognizes the role of the adult caregiver as one that provides essential services to a parent or older person. Often employees do not recognize their role as a caregiver nor do they realize that help may be available in the community to assist an older person. Sometimes it is difficult for an employee to ...
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    Minority Access to Research Careers

    *Program Description* MARC offers special research training support to 4-year colleges, universities, and health professional schools with substantial enrollments of minorities such as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (including Alaska Natives), and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands. The branch's goals are to increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical research by strengthening the science curricula ...
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    IRS Warns of Advance Payment Scams

    IRS Warns of Advance Payment Scams
    WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to beware of several current e-mail and telephone scams that use the IRS name as a lure. The IRS expects such scams to continue through the end of tax return filing season and beyond. The IRS cautioned taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams involving proposed advance payment checks. Although the ...
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    Point of Service (POS) Plans

    In an HMO, the POS product lets you use providers who are not part of the HMO network. However, you pay more for using these non-network providers. You usually pay higher deductibles and coinsurances than you pay with a plan provider. You will also need to file a claim for reimbursement, like in a FFS plan. The HMO plan wants you ...
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    Restoration of Annual Leave

    Agencies may restore annual leave that was forfeited because it was in excess of the maximum leave ceilings (i.e., 30, 45, or 90 days) if the leave was forfeited because of an administrative error, exigency of the public business, or sickness of the employee. An agency must restore the annual leave in a separate leave account. Administrative Error The employing agency ...
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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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    Sick Leave for Family Care or Bereavement

    Entitlement Most Federal employees may use a total of up to 104 hours (13 workdays) of sick leave each leave year to- # provide care for a family member who is incapacitated as a result of physical or mental illness, injury, pregnancy, or childbirth; # provide care for a family member as a result of medical, dental, or optical examination ...
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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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    Employees Assistance Programs

    An EAP is a service available to all federal employees at no cost. It is staffed by professional counselors who will help you address problems that can adversely affect job performance, reliability, and personal health. The counselor may refer you to other professional services and resources within your community for further information and assistance. Information about your discussions with the EAP ...
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    Filing an Income Tax Extension

    Filing an Income Tax Extension
    If you can't complete your federal tax return by the April 15 deadline for 2007 returns, you can buy more time. File IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File, to push the deadline back six months to October 15, 2008. There's a catch, though: the extension only pushes back the due date of the paperwork. If you'll ...
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    Employee Reimbursements

    Reimbursement Amount If an employee voluntarily separates from Federal service and does not complete the terms of the service agreement, he or she is obligated to reimburse the paying agency for the full amount of the loan repayment benefits provided (gross before any tax deductions from the loan payment). For example, if an employee’s agreement states that he or she ...
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    Health Maintenance Organizations

    A health plan that provides care through a network of physicians and hospitals in particular geographic or service areas. HMOs coordinate the health care service you receive and free you from completing paperwork or being billed for covered services. Your eligibility to enroll in an HMO is determined by where you live or, for some plans, where you work. Some HMOs ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Using a Tax Preparer

    The decision to use a professional tax preparer is a matter of personal choice. People use tax preparers for a variety of reasons: -They have a complicated tax situation -They get frustrated or stressed out doing their taxes -They don't have time Selecting a tax preparer is no different from choosing say, a mechanic or a dentist. There are a few ...
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