Senator asks ‘What on earth did you think would happen?’ as contractor hired for national security work abruptly goes out of business

5/13/16 McCaskill raised concerns about Jorge Scientific/Imperatis as early as 2012 following misconduct in Afghanistan—federal agencies ignored concerns & re-hired the firm, which this week defaulted on the contract WASHINGTON – “What on earth did you think would happen,” is the question U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is posing to two federal agencies after a contractor—re-hired […]

OPM: Federal Employees Life Insurance (FEGLI) Open Season Guidance

3/18/16 As the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced last year the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) will have a life insurance Open Season from September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Do Employees Have to Prove Insurability? No. Employees can elect coverage during this Open Season without having to prove insurability, pass […]

USPS: Limited enrollment for Self Plus One health coverage begins Feb. 1

Limited Enrollment Period will run from February 1, 2016 until February 29, 2016 Reminder: Postal Service employees and retirees can choose Self Plus One health coverage during a special enrollment period beginning Feb. 1. The enrollment is only for employees and retirees currently in the Self and Family coverage level who want to move to […]

OPM announces new FEGLI premium rates effective of January 1, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports that, as of Jan. 1, 2016 premiums for many options and age brackets under the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) program changed due to actuarial adjustments. OPM has announced new FEGLI premium rates for employees and retirees, effective with the Feb. 1 payment that covers January. Premiums […]

OPM launches website for individuals to self-check if victim of cyber attack

December 1, 2015 The Federal Government has set up a verification center to assist individuals who have lost their PIN code or believe their data may be impacted but have not yet received notification letters. If you believe that you were impacted, but have not yet received your notification letter, we ask that you wait […]

Warning: FEHB ‘Self-Plus One’ option can cost more than family coverage

From the Washington Post: So some folks were startled to learn that the new “self plus one” option in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program can be more expensive than family coverage, depending on the company. This option allows enrolled federal workers and retirees to purchase health insurance for themselves and one eligible family […]

USPS: OPM online tool can help employees choose health plan

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during this year’s open season, help is available. Open season is the annual period when Postal Service employees can change their health benefits or enroll in a new plan. This year’s open season begins Nov. 9. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers an online plan comparison tool that allows […]

USPS Retirees Self Plus One Coverage Information from OPM

The Office Of Personnel Management (OPM) released the following information regarding the new Self Plus One (SPO) health coverage. Federal Benefits Open Season – Announcing NEW Enrollment Type  October 12, 2015 – The Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program is introducing the new Self Plus One (SPO) enrollment type during this annual FEHB Open Season […]

OPM announces 2016 FEHB Premiums for Postal, Federal Employees

September 29, 2015 Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today announced premiums for the 2016 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program will rise by an average of 6.4 percent. In addition, OPM is offering a new Self Plus One enrollment type in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program that will […]

OIG: USPS South Florida District officials did not fully comply with Disabled Vets Program

USPS OIG Report: Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) in the [Redacted] District  September 9, 2015 The Postal Service is one of the nation’s largest employers of veterans and disabled veterans and conducts a continuing affirmative action program to recruit, hire, place, and advance disabled veterans. The Postal Service employs 89,319 veterans, which represents 18.3 […]