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The Five Biggest Myths about Federal Retirement

The Five Biggest Myths about Federal Retirement

The retirement process may be one of the most confusing aspects of federal employment. Here are some common myths regarding federal retirement. MYTH 1: “When I retire, my pension will begin right away.” Even if you retire at the end of the month, you will...
Using the GRB Platform to Complete Your Retirement Process

Using the GRB Platform to Complete Your Retirement Process

If you’re planning to retire from federal service soon, the Government Retirement and Benefits (GRB) Platform is a great tool that may allow you to make changes and updates to your benefit and retirement selections. The GRB Platform is also where you will go to find:...
What are the Main Principles of TSP?

What are the Main Principles of TSP?

When it comes to saving for retirement as a federal employee, one of the options at your disposal with the widest variety your TSP, or Thrift Savings Plan.   WHAT ARE THE FIVE PRIMARY GOALS OF TSP? Income Replacement Protection of Principal Growth Potential...
Calculating Your FEGLI Rates & Benefits

Calculating Your FEGLI Rates & Benefits

  The cost of your Federal Employee Group Life Insurance and the amount of coverage you receive from it are difficult to understand unless you know how it’s calculated. Trying to figure out how much coverage you’ll retain after retirement (or reaching age 65,...
What are VERA & VSIP?

What are VERA & VSIP?

While not always common, it’s important to understand what might happen if you’re ever going through a RIF: a reduction in force. If you’re a federal employee that’s losing your position, or the position is moving to another area where you cannot relocate, then you...