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Federal Employees News Digest : Oct 14, 2013
Federal Benefits Q&A Question: "I've planned all year to retire on Jan 3, 2014. I saved up all my use-or-lose leave so I could sell it back. Now I'm worried that my HR department, let alone OPM, may not be staffed to accept and process my application. What do agencies and OPM do to accommodate retirements during a furlough? I've also heard that 'you cannot retire during a furlough' for legal reasons." Answer: You will be able to retire on a furlough day, even if that means the retirement date is "retroactive." The potential problem is how long it will take OPM's retirement office to process your retirement application, and how long it will take you to receive your first full annuity check. Readers are encouraged to ask questions related to general employee benefits---such as CSRS, FERS, the Thrift Savings Plan, tax and estate planning, insurance, Social Security and Medicare---at the "Federal Benefits Q&A" at www.FederalSoup.com. Thrift SavingsPlanSharePrices FUNDS OCT. 8 ONE MONTH AGO ONE YEAR AGO G Fund F Fund C Fund S Fund I Fund Lifecycle Funds L Income L 2020 L 2030 L 2040 L 2050 Register free to get rates of return and other TSP info at: www.FederalDaily.com/pages/resources/thrift-savings-plan.aspx 14.2144 14.1851 13.9765 15.7489 15.4556 15.9414 21.2783 21.2365 18.3644 30.3752 29.7914 23.8995 23.7969 23.1468 19.9278 16.4102 16.3289 15.6608 20.6268 20.4402 18.6659 21.9051 21.6694 19.3854 22.9708 22.6926 19.9931 12.8919 12.7200 11.0432 information sheet, as well as a "Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown," which lays out what vets should expect during the shutdown, and which VA said it would update as the situation develops. VA said its medical centers, clinics and other health services will remain open thanks to advance appropriations for 2014. However, claims processing--- and payments related to VA's compen- sation, pension, education and voca- tional rehabilitation programs---likely would continue through late October, but would be suspended when funds are exhausted, the department said. The department also posted its con- tingency plan, which provides detailed information of the effects of a funding lapse on VA organizations and activi- ties. To see more, go to: www.va.gov/opa/ appropriations_lapse_plan.asp. Credit unions offer help to furloughed feds Federal credit unions have increased their efforts to aid federal employees who are in a financial straits because of the government shutdown. Most FCUs organized for federal employees have put information on their websites describing furlough-focused offerings such as special loan assistance, expedited credit limit increases for cred- it cards, low-rate personal loans, penal- ty-free early withdrawals on certificates of deposit, low-rate overdraft lines of credit and other financial solutions for cash-strapped feds. FCUs providing the special financial offerings include the largest FCUs, such as Navy Federal and PenFed, as well as credit unions serving the Departments of State, Commerce, Energy and others. October 13, 2013 Vol. 63, No. 13 9 Visit us on the Internet at www.FederalDaily.com continued from page 8
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