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.

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.

Postal Service Expects 14% Surge in Holiday Deliveries

October 30, 2014 4:04 PM Comments

The Postal Service, United Parcel Service and FedEx expect a year-end surge in parcel delivery, fueled by booming online shopping.

Hatch Act Do’s and Don’ts for Federal Employees

October 30, 2014 9:00 PM Comments

These are some of the things federal employees need to be aware of during an election season.

Winter Vacation Deals for Feds

October 28, 2014 3:44 PM Comments

Escaping the cold weather is among the many reasons one might take a vacation this time of year. The author presents some vacation ideas as well as companies and websites that offer travel discounts for federal employees looking to plan their fall and winter vacations.

Ex-Capitol Police Head Backed For Secret Service Post

October 30, 2014 8:58 PM Comments

The nation’s largest police union is recommending that former Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer be named to lead the embattled U.S. Secret Service.

7 Surprise Retirement Expenses

October 30, 2014 3:58 AM Comments

What’s the scariest thing about retirement? The things we don’t know.

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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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