Federal Employee Guides

This category is filled with posts written specifically for federal employees.

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Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Should You Max Out TSP Contributions? The Truth About The Government 401(k)

Thinking about contributing the max to your TSP? This post describes the maximum allowable TSP contributions and pros/cons of the TSP.

The C Fund- Risky or the Core of Your Portfolio?

The C Fund- Risky or the Core of Your Portfolio?

The C fund is available to federal employees through the Thrift Savings Plan or TSP. The C fund aims to match the performance of the S&P 500.

2022 Federal Employee Leave Calendar: Maximize Your Valuable Time

2022 Federal Employee Leave Calendar: Maximize Your Valuable Time

Download your 2022 federal employee leave calendar spreadsheet here. Provided as a Google Sheet that you can edit anywhere.

Vacation Time for Federal Employees [Ultimate Guide]

Vacation Time for Federal Employees [Ultimate Guide]

Want to understand the rules and regulations about vacation time for federal employees? In this article I explain the OPM leave policies.

Federal Employee Drug Testing- A simple guide so you never need to worry

Federal Employee Drug Testing- A simple guide so you never need to worry

Are you applying for a federal job and want to understand federal employee drug testing policy? Read on to find out more.

Student Loan Forgiveness for Federal Employees

Student Loan Forgiveness for Federal Employees

This article explains two different types of student loan forgiveness programs for federal employees including the public service loan forgiveness program.

Sisyphus and the Proposed Elimination of the FERS Supplement

Sisyphus and the Proposed Elimination of the FERS Supplement

The FERS supplement, designed to provide supplemental income to FERS employees that retire before the age of 62, is often proposed for elimination.

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? Myth And Reality

Do Federal Employees Need Professional Liability Insurance? This post breaks down some myths and realities of your potential liability.

Should I Go From GS-15 To SES? Pros And Cons Of SES Careers

Should I Go From GS-15 To SES? Pros And Cons Of SES Careers

SES careers represent the pinnacle of public service. But are they a good fit for you? Find out all of the pros and cons of an SES career in this article.

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