Federal Employees: The Unsung Heroes Of Disaster Preparedness

We are living in truly unprecedented times. With much of the world shut down in an effort to minimize the reach of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one group of workers putting in the hours and going above and beyond to keep our great nation running strong: Federal Employees. Our Feds are delivering our mail,…

Money-Saving Discounts for Federal Employees

Updated: 15 April 2020 While government jobs are known for their stability, they are not necessarily renowned for their pay scales. Fortunately, one of the perks of being a federal employee is that many companies are willing to thank public servants by offering them discounts on almost anything, from computers and cell phones to hotels…

Staying Protected During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have all been following the news about the spreading Coronavirus and it can be hard to differentiate between what we really should be doing and how worried we really should be. This virus is far from the first epidemic to hit the US in the past few years, but these first few months have…

Putting an Estate Plan in Place in Just One Week

If you have ever lost a loved one, you know just how difficult it can be to function after such a terrible loss. The reality is that when one of your loved ones passes, someone in your family is going to have to move quickly to make decisions, divvy up responsibilities, and plan for the…

Federal Life Insurance in 280 Characters or Less

Life Insurance can be confusing. Especially in the Federal space, where benefits packages can be overwhelming packets of paperwork, filled with unfamiliar acronyms and pricing tiers. To help you make sense of your options for life insurance as a Fed, we’ve compiled a helpful Twitter thread of frequently asked questions Feds have about FEGLI and…

How Are 2020 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 better financial decisions for you and your family. This knowledge also allows you to make an informed career decision when comparing positions or considering a…

Preparation Tips for FEHB Open Season 2020

Over the duration of a year, many things can change for your family in terms of your health plan needs. If you got married or had a child, you may need a different level of coverage. For example, if you received a serious diagnosis, you might need to make some changes in anticipation of future…

5 Skills That Make You A Good Federal Employee

Federal service has its own thrills, challenges, and culture. Civilian Federal Employees are impacted by political decisions and evolving agency landscapes, all while working to create tangible, long-lasting impacts on the country. If you’re a Federal employee, you likely take pride in your dedication to public service. No matter where you are in your career,…

What To Do When You Lose a Loved One

Part of a new eBook series from WAEPA As the life insurance choice of over 46,000 Feds and their families, WAEPA is committed to providing our members with access to products and services that promote their health, welfare, and financial well-being. Keeping in line with that goal, WAEPA has developed a “What To Do When…

How Are 2019 GS Pay Scales with Locality Calculated?

Regardless of your tenure as a Civilian Federal Employee, it’s important to understand your salary and how it is calculated to ensure financial security. At the end of 2018, your financial situation will change by locality under the 2019 General Schedule (GS) pay scale, and you may wonder exactly how these changes will impact you…