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Kicking the SSDI Can Down the Road

Filed in News by on January 12, 2015 Comments

The author says that new rules adopted by the House do not change the math of Social Security. The rules are a resolution in which the GOP tells voters that it will have the courage in the future to prevent the can to be kicked again. Whether the GOP does or not will be tested in the year ahead.

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Rolling Over Your TSP: What You Should Consider Before Taking Action

Filed in News by on January 12, 2015 Comments

Should a federal employee who is retiring withdraw money from the Thrift Savings Plan? An individual may have good reasons for doing so but before taking action, understanding the cost of alternative investments is necessary in order to make an informed decision.

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FedSmith.com Users Unsatisfied with Their Federal Careers

Filed in News by on January 11, 2015 Comments

The 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey results showed a clear trend towards declining morale among the overall federal workforce. It turns out that the negative sentiment and morale problems are no different among FedSmith.com users.

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A Penny For Your Thoughts

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 9, 2015 Comments

The author says that use of the penny and the nickel are rapidly losing ground to electronic currency, so much so that he says it no longer makes sense to keep them in circulation.

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Bill Reintroduced to Open FEHB to All Americans

Filed in Headline Archives, News by on January 8, 2015 Comments

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has reintroduced legislation this week that would repeal Obamacare and open the Federal Employee Health Benefits program up to all Americans.

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Vitter: It’s Time for Congressional Term Limits

Filed in News by on January 8, 2015 Comments

Senator David Vitter (R-LA) has introduced several pieces of legislation as the new Congress convened this week that would tackle issues such as Congressional term limits and forcing lawmakers to use Obamacare.

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Will I Get an Extra Pay Day in 2015… Or Not?

Filed in News by on January 7, 2015 Comments

Will you get an extra pay day in 2015? The author clarifies confusion among some FedSmith.com users from his previous article about whether or not they can expect an extra pay day in the new year.

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House Passes Hire More Heroes Act

Filed in News by on January 7, 2015 Comments

In its first session in 2015, the House acted quickly to pass a legislation designed to assist veterans in getting jobs as well as chip away at certain parts of Obamacare.

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