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Announcing 2017 Fall Webcast Schedule - Benefits Basics!
Highly recommended for New or Newly Eligible employees to attend...to learn more about the benefits available to you as a Federal employee.

Each session is about 90 minutes and covers the following benefits:

  • Federal Employees Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Benevolent Fund
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits
  • Federal Flexile Spending Acccounts
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Click here for Handouts!
Here is a Benefits Info Flyer outlining benefits available to BIE employees.

Date & Session
(Mountain TIme)
Audio: If your computer does not have
speakers or microphone, utilize dial in information.
Friday, August 18th - 10amdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 514-592-109 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##514592109 
Cisco devices: 514592109@67.217.95.2 
Friday, August 18th - 2pmdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412 

Access Code: 111-354-053 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##111354053 
Cisco devices: 111354053@67.217.95.2 
Friday, September 15th - 10amdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

Access Code: 232-115-309 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##232115309 
Cisco devices: 232115309@67.217.95.2 
Friday, September 15th - 2pmdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 270-384-973 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##270384973 
Cisco devices: 270384973@67.217.95.2 
Friday, October 29th -10amdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 374-953-557 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##374953557 
Cisco devices: 374953557@67.217.95.2 
Friday, October 29th - 2pmdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 557-265-965 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##557265965 
Cisco devices: 557265965@67.217.95.2 
Friday, November 17th - 10amdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122 

Access Code: 751-673-629 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##751673629 
Cisco devices: 751673629@67.217.95.2 
Friday, November 17th - 2pmdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121 

Access Code: 848-678-325 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##848678325 
Cisco devices: 848678325@67.217.95.2 
Friday, December 15th - 10amdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212 

Access Code: 483-144-173 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##483144173 
Cisco devices: 483144173@67.217.95.2 
Friday, December 15th - 2pmdial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311 

Access Code: 270-385-149 

Joining from a video-conferencing room or system? 
Dial: 67.217.95.2##270385149 
Cisco devices: 270385149@67.217.95.2 

Where can I get forms talked about in the presentation?
For benefit election forms such as SF-2817 for FEGLI election or SF-2809, check out Forms tab. Also available at www.opm.gov/forms

 What about Retirement?
For information on retirement including Webcast schedule, click Retirement link on the side menu! 2017 Fall Schedule is now available!

I am a separated employee, what about my benefits? For information on benefits for separating employees, click Separated Employee link on the side menu!

Questionable Practices from Vendors offering Benefits!
We are aware that several companies offer services such as Retirement Analysis/Consultations or life insurance to employees via mass e-mailings or hard copy postcards/letters.

Reminder! The HR Office - Albuquerque already provides retirement estimates and counseling at no-cost to the employee. In addition it does not require release of information to third party.

Neither OPM nor OFEGLI uses sales agents to administer the FEGLI Program or to promote the Program’s benefits. Marketing materials offering to help Federal employees “reduce future FEGLI cost increases” are, at a minimum, misleading, because these companies are not offering a FEGLI product. As a reminder, FEGLI premium rates are fixed at government-wide rates based on age, salary, and individual enrollment elections. Federal employees may not obtain discounts to reduce these premiums. Additionally, OPM does not endorse any privately-sponsored life insurance policies or products, and OPM has no connection with any other supplemental life insurance products marketed to Federal employees. In this regard, in consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice, OPM continues to take affirmative steps to correct third-parties’ improper and/or deceptive use of OPM trademarks, including FEGLI. 

Employees are free to choose any vendor for services or products including life insurance and/or retirement analysis. We encourage employees to make an informed decision and be aware that some vendors will utilize unique marketing to mislead. So if have questions about what Federal benefits are available or what retirement services BIE HRO-ABQ offers, call us at 505-563-5210 or send an email to
benefits@bie.edu.

Click here to read more
OPM Benefit Administration Letter 06-202, FEGLI Program Insurance Misrepresentations and Deceptive Sales Practices 

Insurance: Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
2016 FEGLI Open Season ended 09/30/16 - changes to be effective on or after October 01, 2017!

Reminder: One year delayed effective date - Open Season elections become effective on or after October 1st, 2017 and premiums are not due until coverage is effective. Employee must meet pay & duty status requirements.

For more information on FEGLI including an online calculator to help estimate coverage and cost.

Videos on Federal Benefits
Following are highlighted videos of past webcasts by Office of Personnel Management (OPM):
Overview of Federal Insurance Programs (05/16/14) 

 Pay Information
2017 Pay scales are available

Teacher/Homeliving Specialist Pay Schedule
2017-2018 (Effective July 23, 2017)


Counselor Pay Schedules
2017-2018 (Effective July 23, 2017)


General Schedule (GS) Pay Schedules
2017 Locality Pay Tables (Effective January 08, 2017)

Federal Wage System (WG) Pay Schedules
Federal Wage System (Department of Defense website)