Category: Government News

Honoring Our Heroes this Memorial Day

Wondering how you can pay tribute to the heroes of America and celebrate this Memorial Day weekend? There is no better place to celebrate Memorial Day and pay tribute on Memorial Day weekend than in our nation’s capital, Washington, DC….

Retirement Rules for Firefighters Under CSRS

The retirement age for firefighters is earlier then it is for most jobs. To receive a firefighter’s pension, you must first meet the service and age requirements and leave a covered position Employees preparing for retirement much have completed a…

Navy’s Plans for Curbing Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Navy has introduced new policies and training devised to keep opioid treatment safe. Long-term patients who use opioid medications for pain management need to be protected against the threat of opioid addiction. The deputy chief medical officer for…

Retirement Age for Federal Workers Increases

Government workers are now retiring later in their careers. The average age of retirement for federal employees today is 63. This figure has continued to rise since 1990 when the median federal retirement age was 61.3. Considering other sources of…

Changes in Federal Worker Pay

The white house administration is planning to change the way 1.5 million federal workers are paid in the upcoming 2019 budget plan. The current federal workers pay generally increases with tenure, or, the amount of time that an employee has…

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

In the United States, over 175 people will lose their lives today, due to an opioid overdose. That compares to every passenger on a 737 crashing and plummeting to their death. If such a tragic event occurred several days in…

Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Government workers who get injured on the job are not entitled to workers’ comp benefits. Instead, they receive workers’ compensation through FECA, the Federal Employees Compensation Act. FECA excludes longshoremen, harbor workers, railroad workers and black lung coal miners who…