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http://www.psretirement.com/death-and-former-spouses/ You might say what does a former spouse have to do with the business of the deceased federal employee. You might be surprised under certain circumstances, that the former spouse may have more to do with the business than you can imagine. Actually the Basic Employee Death Benefit (BEDB) may be payable to the... Read more »
I try to remember to do basic research every once in a while, where I figure out how the world works without a goal in mind. This contrasts with applied research, which is about solving particular problems or taking advantage of specific opportunities. The distinction can be pretty clear in science. For example, in physics... Read more »
Watching the World Series, my colleague John Coombs, CFCM and Fellow, was struck with a baseball analogy to explain the power of the little-used Basic Agreement. He writes: What if Giant Gregor Blanco’s Game-Two bunt trickled to a stop but there was no base line to indicate if the ball stayed fair? How could Blue... Read more »
Several people have asked me what I took away from Transparency Camp, an "unconference" held this past weekend here in DC (read the Twitter stream to get an idea what it was like). I did get a few concrete facts out of it, but fundamentally to me, it was all about basic research, not applied.... Read more »