Pay Fairness: Views From the Federal Workforce

August 19, 2014 3:33 PM Comments

Columns on federal pay always prompt strongly stated comments that confirm the General Schedule system is broken. Two recent articles by FedSmith.com author Howard Risher are no exception. Risher says that employee stories of personal experience should be read by every leader concerned about government and about achieving agency goals. He highlights some of the most telling comments from FedSmith.com users on his recent articles on federal pay.

Redeposit Issues Affecting Federal Employee Annuitants

August 20, 2014 3:43 PM Comments

A common situation involving agency misinformation can arise when a federal employee is told that he or she can withdraw his or her contributions and can later redeposit retirement contributions after departing federal service and when he or she reaches retirement age. The author explains the details of this misconception.

Your TSP: Roll It Over or Leave It?

August 18, 2014 2:52 PM Comments

When you retire, you will be faced with many choices as to what to do with your Thrift Savings Plan investments. This article considers the choice of leaving your money in the TSP or transferring it into an IRA.

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

August 20, 2014 1:52 PM Comments

Do you need $1 million to retire, as some experts have suggested? Or is it $2 million for a retired couple? Or is it 10 times your current annual salary, or 12 times?

MSPB Report Explains Veterans’ Hiring Laws

August 20, 2014 11:13 AM Comments

A new report issued by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) discusses Federal laws and regulations regarding the preferences in hiring that Federal agencies can or must give to veterans and certain family members.

Social Security Strategies That Can Boost Your Income

August 20, 2014 9:10 AM Comments

Often retirees are unaware of all their Social Security benefits and how to best maximize their income.

How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

August 19, 2014 11:48 AM Comments

Do you need $1 million to retire, as some experts have suggested? Or is it $2 million for a retired couple? Or is it 10 times your current annual salary, or 12 times?

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Blackburn Discusses Email Uncovered About HealthCare.gov Website

The Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigation into the healthcare law’s implementation recently uncovered an email in which the chief of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services forwarded an exchange she had with other senior officials at the Department of Health and Human Services and the White House and then instructed her top spokeswoman to delete the forwarded email. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) discusses the findings.

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