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7 Ways to Find Out if You Are A Bully

Filed in News by on September 11, 2014

People tend to have wrong-headed ideas of how they are with other people. We might think we are kind, caring, and loving when in fact others see us as unkind, hurtful and mean-spirited. The author offers some tips on how you can tell if you may be inadvertently sending the wrong signals when interacting with others.

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HUD Violated Anti-Lobbying Provision Law Says GAO

Filed in News by on September 10, 2014

HUD argued that a senior official was entitled to seek support for the pending agency appropriations bill. The GAO disagreed concluding that an agency appeal to the public to contact members of Congress in support of legislation violates an anti-lobbying prohibition.

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Comparing Average Salary to Highest Paid Salaries in Federal Jobs

Filed in News by on September 9, 2014

What are the average salaries for some federal jobs and how do they compare to the highest paid ones? While in the same category, the differences may surprise some. If you fall into one of these categories, see how you compare to the average and the highest paid individuals.

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Why are the TSP L Funds Allocated so Differently Than Other Target Date Funds?

Filed in News by on September 8, 2014

The author offers an analysis of the L funds in the TSP as compared to other target date retirement funds offered by large brokerage companies. He points out the differences that federal employees should be aware of when investing in the TSP L funds.

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Federal Employees Can Now Carry Over FSA Money

Filed in News by on September 7, 2014

A rule change recently announced by the Office of Personnel Management will allow federal workers to carry money on their flexible spending accounts into the next year.

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Retirement Claims Backlog Down Slightly in August

Filed in News by on September 6, 2014

The Office of Personnel Management processed more retirement claims than it received in August, leading to a reduction in the backlog of outstanding claims.

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Pay for Performance – The Best Possible Solution?

Filed in News by on September 3, 2014

The author recounts his experiences as a former position classification specialist as they relate to the debate over a fair pay system to use within the federal government. He offers some suggestions for approaches to take on the debate over replacing the General Schedule pay system.

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C Fund Up More than 4% in August

Filed in News by on September 3, 2014

All of the TSP funds had a positive return in August except for the I fund. The S fund came out on top with a return of 4.98%. Also see how investing in L funds in 2014 compared to investing in the underlying funds.

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