What Happens to Your Federal Benefits if You Leave Your Job Before You Retire?

August 4, 2015 3:20 PM Comments

Many federal employees consider leaving their positions for various reasons. The author provides a summary of what you can expect to happen to your benefits should you leave your job before retiring.

Bigger Is Not Better For OPM

August 3, 2015 3:58 PM Comments

Thanks to the recent data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the kind of attention that most Federal agencies never want and has subsequently left many questioning the competency of agency staff and leaders and even wondering whether it should even exist. The author says he believes that OPM still has the potential to be the talent management agency the government needs.

C Fund on Top for July; I Fund Ahead for the Year

August 3, 2015 8:47 PM Comments

TSP stock funds almost all showed positive returns in July with the C fund returning more than 2% for the month.

Social Security Administration Overpaid $371.5 Million in Disability Benefits

August 4, 2015 5:10 PM Comments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) overpaid individuals a total of $371.5 million in disability benefits from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal 2013, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

Labor Department Vulnerable to Data Breach

August 4, 2015 8:14 PM Comments

The Labor Department has several gaps in its cybersecurity protections that could be exploited by hackers, according to a report publicly released Tuesday by its inspector general’s office.

Watchdogs Urge Congress To Reverse Obama Administration IG Crackdown

August 4, 2015 5:06 PM Comments

Nearly six-dozen watchdog agencies are asking Congress to step in after the Obama administration clamped down on access to government records they say are vital for their investigations into waste, fraud and abuse.

SSA Employees Owe $21.8 Million in Delinquent Taxes

August 3, 2015 8:39 AM Comments

A recent report from the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shows that a small percentage of employees at the agency collectively owed $21.8 million in delinquent taxes as of FY 2013.

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TSP Data Not Impacted by OPM Breaches

TSP account numbers are not shared with OPM. Therefore, according to the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, TSP data were not impacted by the recent data breaches impacting federal employees.

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