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    Indian Job Placement United Sioux Tribes Development

    *Program Description* The purpose of the program is to provide job development, counseling, social adjustment guidance, and referrals to job training programs and other assistance programs through the United Sioux Tribes Development Corporation, located in Pierre, South Dakota. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a Native American/American Indian who lives on an Indian ...
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    Life Insurance and Long-Term Care Overview

    Life Insurance and Long-Term Care Overview
    The federal government offers both group life and long term care insurance programs. Both plans provide employees with a long-term safety net that is becoming increasingly rare in the private sector. Short summaries of the two plans are provided below. Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) FEGLI is a group term life insurance program. It consists of Basic life insurance coverage ...
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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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    Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides protection from the potentially high costs of long term care. Enrollees can count on the FLTCIP’s comprehensive coverage and stability. That’s because it’s the largest program in the nation and is sponsored by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The FLTCIP reflects the long and careful efforts of OPM and two ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sick Leave for Adoption

    An employee may use sick leave for purposes related to the adoption of a child. The agency may advance up to 30 days of sick leave for adoption-related purposes. Examples may include but are not limited to: # Appointments with adoption agencies, social workers, and attorneys # Court proceedings; # Required travel; # Any periods of time the adoptive parents are ...
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    Health Professions Recruitment Program for Indians

    *Program Description* The Health Professions Recruitment Programs for Indians provides grants to tribes, tribal organizations, and public or nonprofit private health or educational entities to assist in identifying American Indian/Alaskan Natives with potential for education or training in the health profession and encouraging and assisting them to enroll in a health profession or take postsecondary education or training in order to ...
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