State Fiscal Problems Threaten Higher Taxes On Federal Pensions

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Federal retirees depend on their federal civil service annuity for much of their retirement income, but states facing financial problems may be looking to public sector pensions as a source of new revenue.

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Bill to Require OPM to Report Annually on Official Time Moves Ahead

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A bill to require OPM to provide annual information on the amount of official time used by federal employees engaging in union activity has been sent to the House for consideration.

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What’s the Real Value of a TSP and FERS Annuity?

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The majority of federal employees will not retire with a million dollars or more in their Thrift Savings Plan. However, the author notes that the potential exists for federal workers to generate retirement income equivalent to that of having a TSP portfolio of over $1 million using other benefits available to them.

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List of Presidential Candidates Has Narrowed: Who Do You Support?

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The 2016 presidential election season continues to pick up steam as the field of candidates has narrowed considerably after the first few rounds of state primaries. Which candidate would you prefer to see as the nominee for president in 2016?

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Bullying Kills – What to Do?

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The author says that workplace bullying often leads to violence or even death. She provides some statistics on how pervasive the problem is and also some suggestions on what can be done about it.

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Federal Employee Accountability: 7 Essential Characteristics of Reform

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The author outlines seven basic principles that he says have the potential to design a more accountable civil service that is free from political influence.

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Tax Freedom Day is April 24

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What is Tax Freedom Day? Here is a summary as well as what it means for American taxpayers this year.

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DHS Leads Agencies With 71 Employees on Administrative Leave for More Than 1 Year

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Administrative paid leave has made headlines as a result of GAO reports and bills introduced in Congress to restrict agencies’ use of this procedure for a variety of reasons. A new report from the GAO highlights the problems in DHS—the agency with the most employees on this type of paid leave for more than 1 year.

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