Transportation Incentive Program

Potential bad news for Federal Employees who take Public Transit- The IRS recently announced that the maximum permissible mass transit benefit in Calendar Year 2014 is $130 (down from $245 in 2013). Continue reading


I’ve mentioned here before that mass transit is a great way to save money on your monthly budget, and a good way to trim expenses during present and future furloughs.

I recently contacted my local region’s Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) coordinator to update my status.

To my  pleasant surprise, the program (at least for DON employees) has gone all electronic.  No more MS-Word or paper forms to fill out: Continue reading

Stealing electricity from your employer for your Electric Vehicle

 

Stealing electricity from your employer for your Electric Vehicle
Don’t be like this Bozo

 

Recently I spotted this electric car parked outside a nearby DoD office building- with an orange extension cord charging the owner’s battery on Uncle Sam’s dime.

I was alerted to it while talking shop in the lunch room- I just HAD to walk outside and have a look for myself.  Unlike my coworkers who noticed and said nothing to the individual, I walked right in to the building and asked if I could also have some of the Free Gasoline being handed out in the parking lot. Continue reading


For those who have arrived here via search engine, this is (bonus) Part Four of a response to a reader question, “How do I go about starting a Federal Career”?   I recommend you start with Part One of the response to catch up.

So, you wan to be a Fed, huh? Let’s review the traditional advantages to being a Fed: Continue reading