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House Republicans Take Aim at Shrinking Federal Workforce

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Two pieces of legislation introduced recently by Republicans in the House aim to reduce the overall size of the federal workforce.

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Opening Up Mutual Fund Investment to TSP Investors

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Some TSP investors would like to have more investment options. Others like the TSP the way it is now constructed. Changes are already under serious consideration.

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What Do Federal Employees Think of President Obama’s Job Performance?

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Based on the results of a recent survey, FedSmith.com users overwhelmingly rated President Obama’s job performance to date as “poor.”

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2015 State of the Union Transcript

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The full transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union speech given on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

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Constructing a Retirement Income Plan

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There are many factors to consider when constructing a strategy for retirement. Through the use of detailed examples, the author outlines some of the most crucial sources of income federal employees are most likely to have in retirement which they need to take into account when devising their own retirement income plans.

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An Army Combatives Instructor Gives You 3 Tips for Living with the Warrior’s Spirit

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What can you learn from an Army combat instructor about leadership and advancing in your career? As the author illustrates, more than you might imagine. Here are three tips that will help you not only in your job but in your day-to-day approach to life.

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The Ugly Truth About Promotions

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The author says that regardless of the criteria and regardless of the regulations, promotions really come down to a couple of very human things that have little to do with job performance.

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Confessions of a Social Security Mooch

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The author says that Social Security is a financial system which basically takes a dollar in and ships a dollar out, and somebody has to make money if somebody else is losing money. He elaborates on this concept by way of a personal example.

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