In the 2014 Federal Employees Handbook, FEDweek steps in and fills the void where the federal government and others leave off, adding to and "translating" and organizing official federal government guidance and policy to make it easier to understand and to use.
As you may know, there's a lot of information available to federal employees in the form of downloads and sometimes brochures or pamphlets, but most often they can fall woefully short in many areas.
Written by our veteran team of experts, the 2014 Federal Employees Handbook contains the very latest critical information on your federal pay and benefits and workplace policies and will help you take full advantage of your opportunities and avoid costly mistakes.
Selects Topics Covered:
- Hiring authorities: both new and old
- Leave and benefits for employees called to active duty
- What happens to your benefits if you separate before retirement eligibility
- Loan options under the Thrift Savings Plan
- Performance awards
- Emergency policies and guidance
- Long-term care insurance
- Flexible spending accounts
- Social Security & Medicare
- New premium conversion tax break under FEHB
- Career intern program
- Government payments for liability insurance
- Public transit subsidies
- Student loan repayment
- Official travel policies including work hours and reimbursement
- Leave policies, including annual leave, sick and military leave
- Lump sum payments
- Correcting retirement errors
- Employment-related claims filed against the federal government
- The grievance process and the Merit Systems Protection Board
- New TSP investment options
AND COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED FOR 2014:
Federal Pay Systems, Pay and Compensation Policies, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement, The Thrift Savings Plan, Social Security, Medicare, Taxation of Federal Benefits, General Employment and Workplace Rules, Employment Restrictions, Veterans\' Rights and Preference, On-the-Job Injuries and Illnesses, Downsizing Policies, Directory of Unions and Other Groups, Appealing Agency Actions Against You, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Leave and Other Forms of Time Off, Survivor Benefits Travel, Transportation, Per Diem and Relocation Allowances, And much, much more!
"This 2014 Federal Employees Handbook is an essential reference guide you can't afford to be without whether you are a federal employee, federal manager or executive or postal worker."
Don Mace - Publisher, FEDweek