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How Do the TSP’s Low Fees Help You?

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 23, 2016 Comments

The Thrift Savings Plan has some of the lowest fees of any retirement savings plan. What do federal employees gain (or lose) by having these low fees?

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The Current State of the Social Security Trust Funds

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 23, 2016 Comments

The Social Security Board of Trustees has released its latest report on the health of Social Security. The report says that the trust funds should enable paying scheduled benefits until 2034, but the author notes it doesn’t actually say the trust fund will last until then.

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Phased Retirement Coming to DoD

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 22, 2016 Comments

Phased retirement may be a solution in search of a problem. Agencies have been slow to implement it and reception by federal employees has been languid. DoD is now moving out to implement the program.

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Which Agencies Have the Happiest SES Employees?

Filed in Headlines, News by on June 22, 2016 Comments

A new report ranks federal agencies by the level of job satisfaction expressed by employees in the Senior Executive Service.

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Life Insurance… Now for the living! Part 2: Chronic Illness

Filed in News by on June 21, 2016 Comments

The author discusses the most tax efficient options for Long Term Care insurance that are available to federal employees.

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Legislation Introduced to Help Bolster VA Hiring Process

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Legislation has been introduced in the House that is designed to improve the hiring process at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Honesty is the Best Policy When it Comes to Security Clearance Forms

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When filling out an SF86 form, you may face a steeper punishment than denial or revocation of your security clearance. A recent case highlights the repercussions dishonesty can create for federal employees who lie on this form.

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Another Step Toward a 1.6% Raise in 2017

Filed in News by on June 19, 2016 Comments

A 1.6% annual federal pay raise for 2017 is continuing to work its way through Congress. Here is the latest information.

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