TSP Returns

The TSP returns for August are now available at TSPDataCenter.com

OPM Needs to Modernize GS System

September 2, 2014 4:57 PM Comments

The Government Accountability Office said in a new report that the Office of Personnel Management needs to work on ways to modernize the General Schedule system.

5 Important Questions To Consider Before Applying For OPM Disability Retirement

September 1, 2014 3:48 PM Comments

The author outlines five questions that identify a few of the initial considerations that federal employees should examine when determining whether they should pursue OPM disability retirement.

How Am I Supposed to Live on Social Security?

September 2, 2014 4:01 PM Comments

A financial expert addresses a question she often receives from retirees: “How am I supposed to live on Social Security?”

Obama Calls on Feds to Do Their “Fair Share” With 1% Pay Raise for 2015

August 30, 2014 10:17 AM Comments

President Obama has sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden for a 1 percent across-the-board pay increase for the federal workforce. Here is a copy of the letter describing the pay adjustments to take place in January 2015.

Appeals Court Skeptical of Government Phone Surveillance

September 2, 2014 4:48 PM Comments

A federal appeals court panel in New York expressed skepticism Tuesday about the government’s continued monitoring of Americans’ phone records to guard against terrorism.

Government Printing Office Wins Dubious Title of Federal Agency with Highest Discrimination Complaint Rate

September 2, 2014 11:57 AM Comments

The good news: Complaints about workplace discrimination by federal employees fell in fiscal 2012 by 6.7%. The bad news is that the Government Printing Office (GPO) still led the list of complaints with 1.22% of its workforce filing complaints, according to a report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

DHS Loses Track of 6k Students

September 2, 2014 11:58 AM Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.


Federal Employees On Alert After Cyber Attack

A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.

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