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Federal Employee Benefits / Career Development (IDPs) / Retirement Planning Assistance
This section is devoted to federal employee
services and provides
guidance and information concerning benefits,
and CSRS retirement,
planning, job opportunities, the MPP process, financial and estate
planning, TSP discussions, and much more.
Federal employees will find links to informational articles that address benefits and finance, lifestyle, jobs, wellness, and travel and you can subscribe to our free newsletters for each category. Explore this site to find the information you need. This site also compliments our FREE Federal Employee's Retirement Planning Guide that employees and retirees alike will find helpful.
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Update: Dennis Damp, the author of Take Charge of Your Federal Career was asked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarters HR Department to be a quest speaker at their Washington DC headquarters on July 29th 2015. Damp discussed ways for employees to enhance their careers through the development and implementation of realistic and obtainable individual Development Plans (IDPs). In the afternoon he presented a similar program at the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help launch their new Career Development Toollkit program for their Leadership and Employee Development (LED) team.
Do you dream of a better job, higher pay, a challenging position with responsibility and one that takes full advantage of your background and experience? You can turn your dreams into reality and be one of the thousands of federal employees each year who are promoted or obtain higher level government jobs. Take Charge of Your Federal Career: A Practical, Action-Oriented Career Management Workbook for Federal Employees by Dennis V. Damp describes the many options you have and it directs readers to where the jobs are. Available at local bookstores or Order ONLINE through Amazon.com.
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Our Federal Career Planning web site assists federal government employees to design realistic Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and target new jobs and promotional opportunities. Federal government employees have numerous and attractive career development and upward mobility opportunities available to them. Developed by a career fed with over 35 years federal service.
The Merit Promotion Program allows those who are status applicants (current federal employees or those who have reinstatement eligibility) to bid on job openings. MPP announcements are posted at most offices and on the internet. Many agencies have their own internet sites where you can view job announcements and print them our for future reference. OPM also publishes MPP announcements on their USAJOBS web site. Lists of federal job announcements are available on this site.
Agencies can restrict MPP announcements to applicants from their agency and many limit
the geographical area of consideration.
NARFE has represented federal workers since 1921 and they fight to protect benefits for federal employees and retirees. They have an extensive legislative agenda including extending pre-tax health care premium conversion to retirees and the repeal of the Social Security Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Members receive full access to their web site, a very informative monthly magazine, and you can connect to a large network of active feds and retirees through their local and regional groups.
All federal employee are eligible to take up to 30 days a year of paid leave for donating organs or seven days of paid leave when donating bone marrow under 5 U.S.C. 6327. Organ Donor leave was approved by Congress in 1999 and OPM encourages agencies to be liberal with this program and extend time off if needed beyond the 30 day limit.
● Leave for bone marrow and organ donation is a separate category of leave that is in addition to annual and sick leave.