Resources for Federal Employees
No matter where you’re at in your federal career, explore our resources and topics exclusively for Feds so you can feel secure along all the stages of your journey.
2023 FEHB Open Season Guide
The 2023 FEHB Open Season Guide is written for active Federal employees to help you navigate the variety of coverage options available this Open Season. There are 271 FEHB plans this year, which can be daunting and we’re sure this guide will help you make the best choices for your needs.
Pay and Leave in Weather Emergencies Guide
WAEPA’s Pay and Leave in Weather Emergencies Guide provides a summary of the benefits available to assist Federal agencies and employees coping with severe weather conditions or other emergency situations and their aftermath.
Veterans' Preference in Hiring
WAEPA’s Veterans’ Preference in Hiring Guide details many ways Veterans of the Armed Forces are given preference in appointments to Federal positions, including an overview of Congressional law and information on entitlement to benefits.
Losing a Loved One Guide
WAEPA’s Losing a Loved One Guide contains practical information to help get you through difficult days and tough decisions while supporting you and your family during this stressful time.
Caring for an Aging Loved One Guide
WAEPA’s Caring for an Aging Loved One Guide helps you assess and prepare for when a loved one needs care. It covers developing a care plan, organizing important documents, and how to provide support.
Health Insurance Guide
WAEPA’s Federal Insurance Guide contains all the latest information about the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHB).
New Federal Employee Guide
WAEPA’s New Federal Employees Guide helps you navigate all of the details of joining the Federal workforce.
College Funding Guide
WAEPA’s College Funding Guide helps unlock doors for future success. This Guide contains all the latest information about getting a college degree...
Senior Executive Service Guide
WAEPA’s Senior Executive Service Guide covers everything you need to know about Senior Executive Service (SES).
Federal Benefits Guide
WAEPA’s comprehensive Federal Benefits Guide is written for active Federal employees and covers everything you need to know about your Federal pay and benefits.
Federal Open Season: Navigating Your Insurance Options
Date & Time Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Vanessa Craddock, Federal Benefits Specialist, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). NITP...
November 16 2022, 2:00PM
Life Insurance 102: Reviewing Your Family’s Coverage
Date & Time August 17, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Karen Schaeffer, Certified Financial Planner® Professional, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). NITP...
August 17 2022, 2:00PM
Disability Insurance – Who, What, When, and Why?
Date & Time May 18, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Kaitlin Yardley, Certified Financial Planner® Professional, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). NITP...
May 18 2022, 2:00PM
The Basics of the Thrift Savings Plan
Date & Time February 16, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Kaitlin Yardley, Certified Financial Planner® Professional, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). NITP...
February 16 2022, 2:00PM
Federal Insurances Overview and Open Season
Date & Time November 17, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Ray Kirk, Ph.D., Federal Benefits Specialist, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since...
November 17 2021, 2:00PM
Estate Planning for Federal Employees
Date & Time August 18, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Marc Levine, Esquire, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has...
August 18 2021, 2:00PM
Financial Planning & TSP for Mid-Career Employees
Date & Time May 19, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Kaitlin Yardley, CFP®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has...
May 19 2021, 2:00PM
Federal Benefits for Mid-Career Employees
Date & Time February 17, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Presented By Maureen Wilkin, Federal Benefits Specialist, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984,...
February 17 2021, 2:00PM
Credit Reports, Credit Scores – What Does It All Mean?
Date & Time December 16, 2020, 2:00 – 2:45 PM ET Presented By Karen Schaeffer, CFP®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has...
December 16 2020, 2:00PM
Life Insurance 101
Presented By: Brian Kurrus, Certified Financial Planner®, on behalf of National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc. (NITP). Since 1984, NITP has provided high-quality benefits, financial planning and pre-retirement training to...
September 16 2020, 2:00PM
Tips for Part-Time Federal Employees & Job Sharing
The Federal Government has long recognized the value of part-time employment. In fact, legislation encouraging part-time employment for Federal employees has been in place since 1978. Part-time employees are represented...
12 Tips to Help Older Adults Survive a Disaster
Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, chemical spills, wildfires and other man-made and natural disasters can have long-lasting and sometimes permanent effects on communities and the older adults who live in them....
Security at Federal Buildings
A recent survey found that one third of Federal Employees said that they or a colleague had been threatened or harassed while doing their jobs. Employees are increasingly considering themselves...
Federal Jobs By College Major
Working for the Federal Government can be a wonderful career choice. However, finding the right job for you, based on your interest and academic major, can be a little confusing....
10 Ways to Pay Off Your Student Debt
In the United States, federal loans make up the vast majority of loans taken out by students – just over $1.48 trillion worth. Paying off student debt can be very...
12 Ways to Cut College Costs
A college education is a big investment of time, money, and effort. The hardest part, however, is figuring out how to pay for it. Whether a student wants to go...
10 Tips For Reducing Stress
Stress can cause problems at home and work. To combat this, there are some simple, common sense tips that you can follow that should help you reduce stress in your...
10 Quick Consumer Tips
No matter how smart or experienced we are, spotting scams and fraud can be difficult. The key to avoiding consumer problems is to always be alert for shady deals and...
10 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 40
In the modern world, there are so many different distractions in our lives that we can quickly, and easily, lose focus of our future financial wellness. Once we hit our...
9 Financial Goals to Reach By Age 30
You’re starting to lay the foundation for your financial future and success. Here are some simple goals that you should aim to reach by the time you are thirty. When...
Pay & Benefits
How Are 2023 GS Pay Scales with Locality Calculated?
For Civilian Federal Employees, the end of the calendar year marks a possibility for changes to General Schedule (GS) Pay Scales. Understanding how the system works can help you make...
November 8, 2022
Federal Civilian Life
Avoiding 5 Common Work from Home Pitfalls
More Americans are working from home than ever before. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people primarily working from home tripled from 5.7% (roughly nine million people)...
November 1, 2022
Pay & Benefits
2023 FEHB Open Season: Tips for Preparing
Each year, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers an annual Open Season period for Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB). During this time, you may evaluate your benefits and make...
October 18, 2022
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
During this traditional Mexican holiday, families celebrate their dearly departed and welcome their souls back for a reunion. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are falling, and the holiday...
September 27, 2022
Family Plan: Yours, Mine, or Ours?
In life, when deciding on major milestones, having a plan is key. A plan allows you to not only stay on track with your goals, but helps you achieve them...
September 8, 2022
Your Next Big Move? Buying a Home!
Buying a home for the first time is an exciting life event with great expectations. If you just started the process of purchasing a house – whether this is your...
August 11, 2022
Life Insurance is The Real Commitment When it Comes to Marriage
Marriage is an exciting moment in people’s lives that initiates important changes. However, you must also bear in mind that you are entering into a new family, which simultaneously implies...
July 12, 2022
When a Rainy Day Fund is Not Enough
Have you ever heard that the only sure thing in life is change? There’s no better example than these current times to tell you that it’s true. That is why...
June 2, 2022
Federal Civilian Life
Confronting Loss Around Mother’s Day
Many children are under the care of single parents, grandparents or other caregivers because their mothers have died, are suffering from a catastrophic illness, are incarcerated, or are serving in...
May 5, 2022
Federal Civilian Life
A Well-Deserved Recognition Week to All Public Servants
In 1985, the first week of May was marked to thank everyone working in local, state, and federal government. Today, public employees are at the forefront helping businesses and communities...
April 29, 2022