White Fragility: Definition, Impact, Conversation Tips

Andara Puchino

White fragility refers to the defensiveness, denial, and invalidation that characterizes some white people’s responses to the mention of racism. For example: A friend says, “Hey, that sounded kind of racist.” Your roommate explains why white people wearing locs counts as cultural appropriation. Your professor, a Black woman, shares the […]

Eligibility for CSRS Retirement

Andara Puchino

If you retire on an immediate unreduced annuity, you can carry your FEHB and FEGLI coverage into retirement. Image: Sergio Sergo/Shutterstock.com Reg Jones In my last article I wrote about many of the changes that occur when you move from being an employee to a retiree. What I want to […]