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Milt x_Zall

Workforce

Whose best interests?

Bureaucratus column: The use of best value introduces a high degree of subjectivity

Workforce

Fighting 'disabled' label

Bureaucratus: A fed refused to file for disability retirement, despite agreeing to do so

Buyouts, COLAs and retirement

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to questions about buyouts and cost of living adjustments as they relate to retirement

Workforce

TSP oversight

Bureaucratus column: The TSP board's lack of accountability should be remedied

Making the grade, and an appeal

FCW.com's Ask Milt column looks at boosting a job classification and pursuing a complaint

Workforce

Rethinking Medicare

Bureaucratus column: The Medicare population is vastly different from the federal employee workforce

A question of health coverage, and more

FCW.com's Ask Milt column

Workforce

Pay for performance

Bureaucratus: In the federal government, finding instances of effective performance management is like looking for a needle in a haystack

Sorting out past service credit

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to questions about where to appeal a buyback charge and getting retirement credit as contractor

Workforce

Outsourcing pitfalls

Bureaucratus column: A recent case involving the Defense Finance and Accounting Service showed the pitfalls of the A-76 process

Weighing the benefits, coming out equal

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to questions about disability retirement, health benefits and equal employment

Workforce

Health reasons

Bureaucratus column: A federal employee filed for disability retirement, thinking it would pay more

Pay raises and performance

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to questions about pay raises and pay-for-performance

Workforce

Sound familiar?

Bureaucratus: Pay for performance has been tried before ? and it failed

Does CSRS Offset add up?

FCW.com's Ask Milt column covers computations of the CSRS Offset retirement plan, and more

Workforce

Benefit options

Bureaucratus column: It's time for feds to consider flexible spending accounts

Nest eggs, health insurance and sick leave 'insurance'

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to questions about catch-up provisions, health insurance payments and sick leave accrual

Workforce

A-76: Not all there

Bureaucratus column: Vendors must be held to the same binding performance agreements as agencies

Saving up sick leave, and an annuity dilemma

FCW.com's Ask Milt column responds to CSRS employees regarding unused sick leave and voluntary contributions

Smoke and mirrors

Bureaucratus: Federal employee and retiree benefits are likely targets for cuts as the Bush administration works to contain the deficit it has created