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C Fund on Top for July; I Fund Ahead for the Year

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 3, 2015 Comments

TSP stock funds almost all showed positive returns in July with the C fund returning more than 2% for the month.

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Bigger Is Not Better For OPM

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 3, 2015 Comments

Thanks to the recent data breaches, the Office of Personnel Management is getting the kind of attention that most Federal agencies never want and has subsequently left many questioning the competency of agency staff and leaders and even wondering whether it should even exist. The author says he believes that OPM still has the potential to be the talent management agency the government needs.

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SSA Employees Owe $21.8 Million in Delinquent Taxes

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 3, 2015 Comments

A recent report from the Inspector General at the Social Security Administration shows that a small percentage of employees at the agency collectively owed $21.8 million in delinquent taxes as of FY 2013.

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Arguments Over Federal Benefits In One Chart

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published a chart showing the percentage of private sector and government workers participating in a range of benefits. Who comes out ahead?

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Legislation Introduced to Enhance Government Cybersecurity

Filed in Headlines, News by on August 2, 2015 Comments

In response to the recent data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management that left the personal data of millions of current and former federal workers vulnerable, one lawmaker has introduced legislation which he says will combat future attacks. However, the bill does not provide a great deal of specifics on how this would be accomplished.

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Legislation Would Allow the Postal Service to Start Shipping Alcoholic Beverages

Filed in News by on July 30, 2015 Comments

Legislation has been introduced in the House that would, among other things, allow the Postal Service to start shipping beer, wine, and liquor and also claims that it would modernize the agency to set it on a path to financial solvency.

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AFGE Tells VA Secretary Which VA Executives Managers to Fire: Huh?

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In the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary reportedly asked for a list of which managers and executives should be fired. This is a first event in the federal sector. The author raises questions about issues this creates for the agency.

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Senators Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Dollar Bill

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Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Mike Enzi (R-WY) have introduced legislation to phase out the $1 bill with a $1 coin.

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