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View the Oct. 14, 2019 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff


Feds to pay more in FEHB premiums

By FEND Staff

Feds are facing a steep increase in insurance premiums under the Federal Employees Health Benefits plan in 2020.


Union: Management should not misuse EOs to avoid negotiation

By FEND Staff

A top union is reminding federal employees to be on guard for illegally imposed changes to procedures in their workplaces—illegal changes that in these times, according to the union, might nonetheless be ordered by management.


Federal Benefits Q&A

By FEND Staff

Question: With the new withdrawal rules allowing for multiple partial withdrawals, do retirees need to get spousal NOTARIZED consent every time the make a withdrawal amount change? For example, if I currently have monthly withdrawals for $3000, do I need to get notarized spousal consent to increase the amount to $4000? Or decrease the amount to $2000? If so, do I need to get notarized spousal consent EVERY time I change the amount? Or is spousal consent only needed when a retiree starts or stops withdrawals?


OPM orders agencies to fully comply with workforce orders

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management ordered federal agencies to start fully complying with three executive orders altering federal workforce policy after a federal court lifted an injunction that had blocked their full implementation.


Expert: Whistleblower protection is law with deep roots—and must not be weakened

By Nathan Abse

This week in FEND, Nathan Abse interviews Kenneth Warren, professor of political science—and an expert on whistleblower law and impeachment—at St. Louis University in Missouri.


Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Oct. 9, 2019.


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