FedSmith.com Users Lack Faith in Social Security

October 30, 2014 3:44 PM Comments

FedSmith.com users said in a recent poll that they do not have confidence that Social Security will be able to pay benefits to them when they reach retirement.

Dow, S&P Close at Record Highs

October 31, 2014 4:03 PM Comments

U.S. stocks surged on Friday, lifting the Dow industrials and S&P 500 to record closes, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly expanded stimulus, increasing hopes for the global economy.

Popular Health Plans Will Take Larger Bite Out of Your Paycheck

October 31, 2014 4:05 PM Comments

While federal employee and retiree health insurance premiums are set to go up by an average of 3.2 percent in 2015, each plan is unique.

Report: VA Still a Mess

October 31, 2014 4:05 PM Comments

Outdated technology, understaffed health centers and problems with everything from antiquated scheduling practices to parking continue to haunt the beleaguered hospitals and medical centers in the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, according to a new report by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

Not Much to Like in 2014 Wastebook

October 31, 2014 12:59 PM Comments

The author says that Americans don’t necessarily want Washington to stop spending money, but that we want Washington to start spending money wisely.

USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

October 31, 2014 1:55 PM Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”

Official Time and the Implementation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement – A Micro Perspective

October 29, 2014 4:07 PM Comments

The author says that much has been written about the number of hours of official time used by the government, but from the perspective of Congress, OPM and others. She instead suggests looking at the subject from the perspective of federal employees in the workplace.

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Petition for Extra Day Off at Christmas Moves Past 50k Signatures

The online petition that was recently started asking the president to grant an extra holiday to federal workers at Christmas has crossed the 50,000 signatures mark.

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Your TSP Investment Options: The I Fund

In a new series of videos, the TSP provides an overview of each of the major funds available to federal employees in the Thrift Savings Plan. This video describes the I fund and how it works.

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