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The Divide Between Washington and the American People

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 18, 2014

A new study has found that unelected officials in Washington don’t have much in common with the rest of the country.

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Temporary Funding Measure Passes Congress – No Change on Pay Raise

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 18, 2014

Congress has passed a measure to fund the government through December 11 and to prevent a government shutdown.

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5-Piece Toolkit to Build a Great Working Relationship

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 17, 2014

Did you ever notice that some people can say anything? And not only do they get away with it, they actually get what they want most of the time! What’s the secret?

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‘The Most Beautiful Thing’

Filed in News by on September 17, 2014

Carlos Iniguez, a letter carrier in Sacramento District, earned recognition from Postmaster General Pat Donahoe for helping a woman who fell and broke her hip after she tripped over a rug in her home.

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Utilizing the TSP After Retirement

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 16, 2014

What should you do with your TSP account after you retire? The author offers some advice and considerations for federal employees who have reached this milestone in their careers.

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What We Know So Far About Phased Retirement

Filed in Headlines, News by on September 15, 2014

Phased Retirement may finally be a reality for eligible federal employees desiring to phase into retirement, however, some agencies have said they will not allow employees to submit applications until 2015. The author offers considerations and practical examples for federal employees who may be considering utilizing the new phased retirement option.

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SSDI: A Program Subject to Abuse

Filed in News by on September 14, 2014

A new report from the Office of Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shines the spotlight on the widespread abuse taking place within the Social Security Disability Insurance program and identifies the extent to which the Social Security Administration does or does not have the systems and tools in place to fight fraud and abuse.

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IRS Can Now Collect Back Taxes From Federal Employees’ TSP Accounts

Filed in News by on September 11, 2014

If you are a federal employee with outstanding tax debts, you may find that money from your TSP account is garnished to make good on those debts.

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