Cheryl Ward replied to the topic What actions by your agency could help offset the pay freeze for you? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 9 years ago
Yes! I love a young perspective and try to have one myself, despite my years…. 😉
Many of these programs you mention are programs that are available to management right now — where I work at GSA these are pretty prevalent… tuition, loan repayment, teleworking (I work from home 2 days a week), and GSA has a childcare center at the downtown central office. Alternate Work Schedule is the mode o day around here, too.
And if you have not used PlanSmartChoice to assess medical benefits yet – you really should. There are more than 20 plans available to feds in the DC metro area, and the consumer driven/high deductible plans are excellent buys for young healthy feds.
In fact every fed who wants to take action to offset the effects of the freeze should look at Mike Causey’s Fed News Radio for the help available from their Open Season articles and radio shows. Reduce tax effects with FSAFEDs and evaluate options for health plans!
TSP with its matching is a fabulous retirement savings benefit — as young FERS participants, even a small payroll deduction for TSP will be savings that grows. Give up a few Starbucks and put that money in your TSP account.
Now you have me thinking about more stuff, Candace…. I wonder what tools are out there to help a person reduce their phone bill (cell, internet, etc.)? Maybe we could generate links to more of those kinds of tools… Dr GovLoop/Steve?
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