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Assorted Federal Handbooks

There are many handbooks, specific to the federal workplace, available at Federal Handbooks; however, to make it somewhat easier for federal employees to access, the Alamo Federal Executive Board has made them available below.  The descriptions were taken from the Federal Handbooks website. 

2014 Federal Benefits Handbook

This unique handbook, written for active federal employees, covers everything you need to know about your federal pay and benefits, such as the different pay schedules, base and locality pay, overtime pay, compensatory time off, relocation and retention bonuses, performance awards, holidays, all the various leave benefits, the federal student loan repayment program, Employee Assistance Programs, Alternative Work Schedules, and more!

2014 Federal Personnel Handbook

This comprehensive handbook explains the very latest information on federal appointments including temporary, term, career and career-conditional appointments, probationary period, performance appraisals, transferring to other federal jobs, reinstatement rights, reductions in force (RIF) rules, the rights of military personnel, employment of Military retirees, Senior Executive Service, workers’ compensation, ethics regulations, and more!

2014 Federal Retirement Handbook

Planning for your retirement is getting much harder. That’s why we published this highly detailed handbook – giving you the ins-and-outs of your federal retirement including all the latest federal changes, COLAs, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Liability Insurance, Family Benefits, Survivor Benefits, Social Security, Medicare, TSP, FERS and CSRS, and Retirement Resources. It also gives you a Five-Year Retirement Plan and more!

2014 Federal Long Term Care Handbook

Inside this truly unique Long-Term Care (LTC) handbook, you’ll find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about LTC coverage, including an explanation of how LTC insurance really works, the costs and payment options, benefits, tax issues, options other than LTC coverage, things you should consider before choosing a policy, and how the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program really works and more!

2014 Federal Travel Handbook

This handbook contains all the latest information about what you need to know when traveling on official Government business. It covers temporary duty travel allowances, transportation expenses, airline travel, train travel, travel by ship, local transit systems, using government vehicles, per diem expenses, emergency travel, travel by employees with special needs, making arrangements and paying for travel, reimbursement of expenses.

2014 Health Benefits Handbook

This handbook contains all the latest information about the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program! It has everything you need to know about eligibility, enrollment, finding a plan, coordinating benefits, cost, leave without pay, termination and conversion of coverage, annuitants and compensationers, military service, family members, former spouses, and health care flexibility spending accounts and more!

2014 Children’s Scholarship Handbook

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 more!