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Milt x_Zall


Whose best interests?

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


Fighting 'disabled' label

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

Buyouts, COLAs and retirement's Ask Milt column responds to questions about buyouts and cost of living adjustments as they relate to retirement


TSP oversight

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

Making the grade, and an appeal's Ask Milt column looks at boosting a job classification and pursuing a complaint


Rethinking Medicare

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

A question of health coverage, and more's Ask Milt column


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


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


Health reasons

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

Pay raises and performance's Ask Milt column responds to questions about pay raises and pay-for-performance


Sound familiar?

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

Does CSRS Offset add up?'s Ask Milt column covers computations of the CSRS Offset retirement plan, and more


Benefit options

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

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


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'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