Federal Personnel Guide, 1999: Employment, Pay, Benefits, Civil Service, Postal Service

Overview

Ever wonder why the Federal Government and the Postal Service don't publish employee handbooks for the millions of people who toil for them? Wonder no more. Such a book DOES exist -- and it does a better job than any government publication ever could. It's the annual Federal Personnel Guide, published by Key Communications Group Inc. of Chevy Chase MD. Now in its 21st Annual Edition, the 1999 Federal Personnel Guide (232 pages) is the biggest, most comprehensive edition ever. Federal/postal employees count on the...

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Overview

Ever wonder why the Federal Government and the Postal Service don't publish employee handbooks for the millions of people who toil for them? Wonder no more. Such a book DOES exist -- and it does a better job than any government publication ever could. It's the annual Federal Personnel Guide, published by Key Communications Group Inc. of Chevy Chase MD. Now in its 21st Annual Edition, the 1999 Federal Personnel Guide (232 pages) is the biggest, most comprehensive edition ever. Federal/postal employees count on the Guide for up-to-date, accurate answers on the most difficult employment questions. The 1999 Edition doesn't disappoint. Written in plain English, it covers the topics federal/postal employees want to know about, including pay ... benefits ... downsizing ... RIFs ... retirement ... pensions ... and much more. Here are some highlights:

  • Latest on buyouts and early-outs ... which agencies are doing what ... downsizing, closures, cutbacks, RIFs ... how you can depart the federal workforce on the most advantageous terms.
  • Big changes in FEHBP, including the "Patients' Bill of Rights," rights to prescription contraceptives, and a revised directory of health plans with latest changes and dropouts.
  • The new rules for getting a BETTER federal/postal job.
  • FEGLI improvements that give you better protection.
  • Expanded Veterans' Preference privileges and safeguards.
  • New pay tables, laws, rulings
  • The 3.6% pay raise for 99 ... new General Schedule pay tables ... new Locality Pay tables ... plus lots more on pay.
  • Completely rewritten travel regulations ... new per diems.
  • New laws you MUST be aware of.
  • Major rulings from the courts, from MSPB, from EEO
  • Latest income tax changes for 99, and how they specifically affect federal/postal employees.

The Guide also features a wealth of directories of federal agencies, key organizations/associations/labor unions, Inspectors General, agency personnel officers, complaint-receiving agencies, OPM regional offices and health plans. The 1999 Guide features three ALL-NEW directories -- -- Selected federal websites ... -- Agency benefits officers -- ... and OPM e-mail addresses. The 1999 Guide is quite a bargain when you consider that just one tip, one piece of key information, could safeguard your federal/postal career. Advice like that could be worth thousands of dollars -- or even more.

About the Author

Kenneth D. Whitehead (Editor)is a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education and former Foreign Service officer with service in U.S. Embassies in Rome, Beirut and Tripoli and as Chief of the Arabic Service of the Voice of America. His federal service included time spent as a personnel officer. In retirement he has entered a second career as an author and translator, and has numerous titles to his credit, including hundreds of articles, nine books authored or co-authored, and some 20 books translated from French, German and Italian.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781881097075
  • Publisher: Key Communications Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/25/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 21
  • Pages: 224

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