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A basic task in doing any financial planning is risk management. Federal Employees often overlook the liability risk for damages arising from their on-the-job performance. That can prove to be financially catastrophic but it doesn’t have to be that way as shown here. Federal Employees at all levels are vulnerable to lawsuits filed by members […]

1. You Could Lose Everything Without It If you’re like most people, the personal liability limit on your auto insurance is probably between $100,000 and $500,000. If you cause an accident and the other driver sues and wins, your auto policy covers you up to your limit. An Umbrella Insurance policy pays for settlements above […]

Many Federal Employees regret not signing up for more coverage through the Federal Employee Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program when they had the chance. A common misconception among Feds is they must wait until Federal Employee Benefits Open Season to get more life insurance.  But waiting could prove very problematic because, unlike the annual health […]

Many Federal Employees perceive favoritism exists in their Agency whether it really does or not. That perception damages employee morale and, subsequently, reduces productivity. These are the findings of a recent survey of over 17,000 permanent full-time Federal Employees conducted by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The MSPB survey results indicate about one fourth […]

The Federal Salary Council (FSC), a federal advisory group comprised of union officials and pay policy experts appointed by the President, indicated Tuesday Fed Employees have fallen even further behind private sector workers in pay. According to the group, the average “pay gap” in favor of private sector employees is now 35.4%, up about 1% […]