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NARFE urges swift consideration of OPM director nominee Archuleta
NARFE
In response to President Obama's nomination of Katherine Archuleta as director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), NARFE President Joseph A. Beaudoin said the Association "looks forward to swift Senate action on the confirmation of Katherine Archuleta as director of OPM, and working with her on the issues and concerns of the nearly five million active and retired federal employees." Click here for the entire statement.
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Unless you speak, Congress assumes consent
NARFE
With members of Congress in their home states and districts this week, NARFE President Beaudoin urges all Association members to join the fight to defend their earned benefits. “Federal employees, in the third year of a pay freeze, are being furloughed or are facing furloughs in the near future. Both income and health security for federal retirees are facing threats on Capitol Hill. The income security danger of the Chained CPI and the health security threat of removing current federal employees from the FEHBP should galvanize each NARFE member to action in defense of their earned benefits.”

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NARFE-FEEA Disaster Fund: NARFE members helping each other
NARFE
NARFE members who have experienced property damage or loss as a result of the recent tornado that devastated parts of Oklahoma may be eligible for grants from the NARFE-FEEA Disaster Fund. Cash grants (up to a maximum of $500 per household per grant) are available to all NARFE members in good standing who have been injured, incurred property damage or have other needs during or after a declared natural disaster. For information on how to request or download an application, or to make a donation to the fund, click here.
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FEDERAL BENEFITS QUESTION OF THE WEEK


FERS combined benefit?
NARFE
Question: I retired from the U.S. Navy in 1994 with a monthly retirement check. I am currently a federal employee under the Federal Employees Retirement System. When I retire from federal civilian service, can I receive both retirement checks?
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FEDERAL UPDATE


Obama announces pick for new OPM director
Federal Times
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Katherine Archuleta to be the next director of the Office of Personnel Management. Archuleta, who has previously served as the national political director for Obama's re-election campaign and chief of staff at the Labor Department, would be the first Latina to head the agency if confirmed.
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Panel provides money for 1,600 more Customs and Border Protection staff
Government Executive
House appropriators recently approved legislation giving the Homeland Security Department more money to hire 1,600 new Customs and Border Protection officers in fiscal 2014. The House Appropriations Committee advanced the Homeland Security spending bill, which contains $38.9 billion in discretionary funds for the department's fiscal 2014 budget, agreeing to the White House’s proposal to increase the number of CBP personnel.
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NOAA still planning to furlough storm forecasters
Politico
Congress isn't rushing to stave off looming furloughs for federal weather forecasters, even after they issued tornado warnings credited with saving countless lives in Oklahoma. Some lawmakers are open to looking at sequestration's effects on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, home to the National Weather Service and its 3,500 forecasters. But they said it's too soon to know whether Congress has an appetite for making a sequester fix for the forecasters, similar to the ones lawmakers approved for air-traffic controllers and meat inspectors.
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No furloughs at Agriculture through September
Government Executive
The Agriculture Department will not have to furlough any of its employees in fiscal 2013 because of budget cuts. Congressional appropriators have approved the department's request to shift funds within the Rural Development division to avoid furloughing about 4,800 employees because of sequestration, according to House and Senate aides.
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VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog
Federal News Radio
The Department of Veterans Affairs, struggling with an intractable backlog of disability payment claims, which currently stands at 559,000, has focused its resources within the past month on veterans who have been waiting the longest — two years or more. VA officials say the approach is working, and that in a month, the oldest part of the backlog will be completely eliminated.
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FINANCES


Money tips to stretch your retirement nest egg
Investopedia
You may have reached retirement, but financial planning doesn't stop once you stop working. Frugal living and wise financial foresight can help ensure a comfortable life, and these simple tips will help you maintain stability for decades. Two of the biggest mistakes that people make when they reach retirement are underestimating how long they will live and the cost of future medical expenses.
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RETIREMENT READINESS NOW TIP


Pocket cents
Office of Personnel Management
How well are you managing your income and investing for your future? The National Credit Union Administration Pocket Cents financial literacy website offers personal finance information for youth, teens, adults, seniors, students, educators and service members in clear, easy-to-understand language and visuals. Check it out here.
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HEALTH


Cardio and weight training reduces need for health care in seniors
Medical Xpress
Forget apples — lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The study, recently published in the online journal PLOS ONE, followed 86 women, aged 70- to 80-years-old, who were randomly assigned to participate in weight training classes, outdoor walking classes, or balance and toning classes (such as yoga and pilates) for six months.
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RETIREMENT TRENDS


Study: Oldest baby boomers are not working until they drop
Huffington Post
For the past few years, baby boomers have been telling survey-takers that they plan to work until they drop, an attitude that undoubtedly could be tied to the recession that cost many their jobs, the housing crisis that devalued their homes, and the stock market crash that wiped out their retirement savings. But a new study — albeit a small one — says that's not actually what's happening.
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TRAVEL


7 travel insurance tips for hurricane season
Fox Business
June 1 marks the start of the 2013 hurricane season, and predictions say it could be a tough one. For example, an influential forecast from meteorologists at Colorado State University projects that the Atlantic region — which includes the Caribbean — will see 18 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major hurricanes. An average season brings 12 storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. The outlook is unwelcome news for travelers who remember the disruptions and damage caused last October by Sandy, the hurricane that combined with two other storm systems to slam into the East Coast as a superstorm.
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CONSUMER TIPS


Tornado spawns scam warnings
MSN Money
When disaster strikes, as it did with the tornado this week in Oklahoma, you can be sure scams will follow — attempting to take advantage of the desire to give to help those in need. Scam warnings are flying. The Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau, Scambook.com and many others, including police departments, have issued cautions in the aftermath of the storm as people hear more about the devastation and seek places to donate to.
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Disclaimer: The articles that appear in NARFE NewsWatch are chosen from a variety of sources to reflect topics of interest to active and retired federal employees. With the exception of Federal Benefits Question of the Week and News From NARFE, an article's inclusion in NARFE NewsWatch does not imply that the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) endorses, supports or verifies its contents or expressed opinions. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

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