New phased government retirement program on the way

August 22, 2013

“Relief may be on the way with the government’s new phased-retirement program, which allows federal workers to work part-time past the age of retirement eligibility while receiving partial annuities and continuing to pay toward their benefits. The draft rules, which OPM is expected to finalize this year, would require participants to spend at least 20 percent of their work hours mentoring potential successors.”

For more from this article go here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/union-retirement-ticker-tracks-federal-loss-of-institutional-knowledge/2013/08/19/66249330-08e7-11e3-b87c-476db8ac34cd_story.html

 

AP reports: Furlough to be reduced to 6 days

August 6, 2013

Defense Workers’ Furlough Days Cut From 11 To 6 Days, AP Says

“Civilian workers for the Department of Defense will have to take six mandatory unpaid furlough days, according to an Associated Press report that cites Pentagon officials.”

Full story: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/06/209525964/defense-workers-furlough-days-cut-from-11-to-6-days-ap-says