SEMINARS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
GRB offers a variety of seminars for Federal employees at any stage of their career. These seminars cover a range of topics from benefits orientation for new employees to retirement planning seminars. The seminars provide employees with an overall understanding of all the benefits that are available to them including CSRS and FERS retirement, Social Security, the Thrift Savings Plan, Medicare, Long Term Care Insurance, the Federal employee health and life insurance programs, and Flexible Spending Accounts. These seminars are offered by GRB for on-site presentation at your Agency:
1 or 2-day seminar designed for employees who are within approximately 5 years of retirement.
1 or 2-day seminar designed for special group employees (law enforcement officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, congressional employees) who are within approximately 5 years of retirement.
1 or 2-day seminar designed for employees who are within approximately 10-15 years of retirement.
1 or 2-day seminar designed for new employees who have been recently employed in Federal service under FERS.
1/2-day seminar designed for employees who are separating from Federal service and are not eligible for retirement.
1-day seminar designed for employees who are considering an early-out retirement, a buy-out option, or who are faced with discontinued service retirement.
1-day seminar designed for employees at any stage in their career who are interested in the fundamentals of financial planning, savings, and money management. This seminar can be included as an additional day of training to any of the 1-day seminars listed above.
COURSES FOR FEDERAL HR SPECIALISTS
GRB provides a wide range of career-related courses for Federal HR Specialists. Each course provides classroom instruction by experts in the field of Federal employee benefits. All course materials are included in the cost of the training.
This 5-day course is designed for HR Specialists that are new to the employee benefits field and provides participants with information on how to counsel current employees, separating employees and potential retirees on all employee benefits such as CSRS and FERS benefits, FEHB, FEGLI, Social Security, Medicare, Long Term Care Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and TSP.
This 3-day course builds on our Comprehensive Federal Employee Benefits Training course focusing on more complex situations such as special retirement coverage determinations, FERCCA, USERRA, difficult annuity computations, OWCP, reemployed annuitant, and court orders.
This 3-day course is designed to provide information on Coverage Determination and Federal benefit programs and explains in simple practical terms what Staffing and Human Resource Specialists should know about employee benefits in order to inform and accurately process new and current employee actions.
This course is designed to provide information on the new Phased Retirement provisions under CSRS and FERS. HR Specialist will learn about Phased Retirement provisions, eligibility, annuity computations, conditions of phased employment, and how to counsel employees considering this new retirement feature.
This course is designed to provide HR Specialists with a sound understanding of the Social Security and Medicare programs for Federal employees including information needed to counsel employees, survivors, as well as how Social Security benefits are calculated. In addition, the course will provide participants with the information needed to manually compute and counsel FERS employees and survivors regarding the annuity supplement portion of their retirement benefits.
This course provides HR Specialists with detailed information (including manual computations) on CSRS and FERS retirement computations for employees who have performed part-time service during their Federal career.
This course provides HR Specialists with detailed information on the benefits reemployed annuitants are entitled to under CSRS, FERS, TSP, FEHB, and FEGLI. Participants will also learn how to manually compute a supplemental and redetermined annuity.
This course provides HR Specialists with detailed information (including manual computations) on survivor benefits payable to family members in the event of an employee’s or retiree’s death.