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Following its announcement earlier this year, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has finalized six new locality pay areas that will impact nearly 70,000 federal employees across the country. The locality pay rate system ensures federal employees are compensated in a manner consistent with annual cost of living changes, which can vary widely by region. The changes will take effect beginning January 2019.
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Last week, former President George Herbert Walker Bush passed away at 94-years-old, with public figures all across D.C. taking the occasion to remember Bush's legacy before, during, and after his single term as president. Barbara Bush, George H.W. Bush's wife and First Lady, also passed away earlier this year.
Last month, Americans went to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections. As a non-partisan organization, the Federal Managers Association watched the election results closely, supporting both Democrats and Republicans with a track record of working to enhance the federal workforce. Much has already been said in the immediate days following the elections, but we wanted to provide a brief glimpse from FMA’s perspective.
We’re living in a populist moment. But with so much energy devoted to the question of how politics is — or isn’t — addressing this challenge, less attention has been paid to how civil servants should adapt. The cost of inaction is high, as only a third of Americans trust their government to do what’s right and just 18% of Americans trust it to do the right thing most of the time. Trust in government has also declined across OECD countries.
When it comes to selecting healthcare, Americans need to do their homework and be informed consumers.
The annual Open Season, running now through December 10, is an important time for more than eight million federal employees covered in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB). This is the time to anticipate health care needs and review health care options for next year, and it can be filled with more questions than answers.