Thanks for this question. Before I get to my changes, I’d like to note that the idea of having USAJOBS, a single place to search for all jobs in the federal government, is awesome. It promotes personnel movement between agencies, improving job performance, career management, and personal growth. That said, any website could always u…[Read more]
Survival tips for Guardsmen and Reservists:
1. Get to know USERRA inside and out. These are your legal rights and responsibilities.
2. Find out who in your agency’s HR handles military issues: military leave, deployments and training, post-deployment FERS buyback. This person should be able to answer your questions before you enlist.
3. If…[Read more]
1. Budget and live on two paychecks per month. With 26 pay periods per year, every 6 months you will get an ‘extra’ paycheck. This money should be spent on strategic financial goals: Maximize TSP, pay down debt, setup an emergency savings fund, savings for down payments on major purchases (home, auto)
2. Take full advantage of Alternative…[Read more]
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