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ARLINGTON, VA – Federal Handbooks has released their FREE 2013 handbooks for federal employees.
These handbooks, written specifically for federal agency employees, include a variety of information about pay, benefits, education, travel, healthcare and retirement.
2013 Federal Handbooks – Now Available
This unique handbook, written for federal employees who are planning their retirement or have already retired covers: financial planning, the civil service and federal employee retirement systems, creating a 5-year retirement plan, how to apply for retirement, what to expect as a new retiree, understanding family benefits, making benefits adjustments, withholdings, disability, social security benefits, FEHBP and Medicare, and much, much more!
This handbook, written for all federal employees, gives you everything you need to know about: what the FEHB program offers; eligibility and enrollment requirements; finding the plan that’s right for you; coordinating benefits; health care costs; leave without pay and insufficient pay; termination, conversion and temporary continuation of coverage; annuitants and compensationers; military service; coverage of family members; flexible spending accounts, and much, much more!
Many federal employees must travel for their jobs. This unique handbook explains travel regulations and benefits, including: Temporary Duty (TDY) travel allowances, transportation expenses, per diem expenses, traveling with special needs, emergency travel, making arrangements and paying for travel, obtaining reimbursement for expenses, conference planning, pre-employment interview travel, accepting payment of expenses from non-federal sources, and much, much more!
A college degree has become the essential tool to unlock doors for future success. This handbook contains all the latest information about getting a college degree, including: types of higher education, resources for finding the right college, entrance exams, financial aid resources, paying for college, applying for federal student aid, Pell Grants, Direct and Federal Family Education Loans, PLUS loans, Consolidation loans, Federal Work-Study Program, U.S. Armed Forces and ROTC, and much more!
The Federal Benefits Handbook is designed to help all federal employees by giving them the most accurate and complete information available anywhere on pay and awards, leave and work schedules, TSP and flexible spending accounts, the federal employee and civil service retirement systems, health care benefits, long-term care insurance, life insurance, student loans, and much, much more!
This unique handbook, written for the federal employee or retiree, is designed to help you understand long-term care and long-term care insurance, including: defining Long-Term Care, elements of a long-term care insurance plan, tips on choosing an LTC insurance plan, the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program, types of care covered, benefit amounts, maximum lifetime benefits, pre-packaged plans, customizing your own plan, exclusions, tax benefits, and much, much more!
The Federal Personnel Handbook is designed to help newer federal employees navigate the often-confusing world of federal employment, including: federal appointments, employee probationary periods, pay and leave, performance management, transfers and reinstatements, senior executive service, rights of military personnel, reductions in force, workers compensation and reemployment rights, a listing of important federal agencies and employment laws, and much, much more!
“We are very happy to offer these free handbooks to the federal employee community,” said Debi Teter, editor of Federal Handbooks. “We know the importance of federal service and offering these handbooks at no cost is just one small way we can show our thanks.”