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This section is devoted to federal employee services and provides guidance and information concerning benefits, FERS and CSRS retirement Planningcareer development planning, job search opportunities, the MPP process, financial and estate planning, TSP discussions, federal resume and application assistance, and much more.

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Dennis Damp, the author of Take Charge of Your Federal Career was a guest speaker at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) headquarter in Washington DC headquarters. Damp discussed ways for employees to enhance their careers through the development and implementation of realistic individual Development Plans (IDPs). In the afternoon he presented a similar program at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help launch their new Career Development Toollkit program for their Leadership and Employee Development (LED) team. 

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Federal Employee’s Guide

If you are offered early retirement through VERA or a VSIP buyout, proceed with caution
and determine the impact on your benefits and annuity.

Merit Promotion Program (MPP)

Our Federal Career Planning web site assists federal government employees to design realistic Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and target new jobs and promotional opportunities. Federal government employees have numerous and attractive career development and upward mobility opportunities available to them. Developed by a career fed with over 35 years federal service.

The Merit Promotion Program allows those who are status applicants (current federal employees or those who have reinstatement eligibility) to bid on job openings. MPP announcements are posted at most offices and on the internet. Many agencies have their own internet sites where you can view job announcements and print them out for future reference. OPM also publishes MPP announcements on their USAJOBS web site. Lists of federal job announcements are available on this site.

Agencies can restrict MPP announcements to applicants from their agency and many limit the geographical area of consideration.

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