Tag: Current Events

FRTIB Director Gives His Blessing for Adding Mutual Fund Option to the TSP

Filed in News by on July 27, 2015 Comments

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, the group that oversees the Thrift Savings Plan, has given the green light to begin the process of adding mutual funds as an investment option to the TSP.

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Which States Have Gained the Most Federal Jobs?

Filed in News by on July 26, 2015 Comments

Contrary to popular opinion, employment in the Federal sector has grown since it hit its low in October 2014, albeit at a much smaller rate. The author provides some details on the federal employment situation and looks at a state by state breakdown of federal employment trends.

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What’s Next for OPM?

Filed in News by on July 26, 2015 Comments

The recent data breaches have put the Office of Personnel Management into a deep hole. The author looks at some deliberate steps he says OPM must take to begin resolving its current predicament and eventually emerge as a better and more effective agency.

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What the Heck is Going On at FAA?

Filed in News by on July 20, 2015 Comments

What is going on with the Federal Aviation Administration labor relations program? A recent resignation brings the situation into the public eye.

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Is Federal Employee Morale Lower Than Usual?

Filed in News by on July 15, 2015 Comments

The author says that over the last few years it seems the pride of public service has come under strain from changes to internal processes. He analyzes why he thinks this is the case as well as points out some reasons federal workers have to be optimistic despite the apparently lower morale.

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OPM Director Archuleta Resigns in Wake of Data Breaches

Filed in News by on July 10, 2015 Comments

Katherine Archuleta is resigning as OPM director in the wake of the recent data breaches that hit the agency’s computer systems according to a White House official.

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What Do You Need to Know About the OPM Data Breaches?

Filed in News by on July 9, 2015 Comments

The Office of Personnel Management just released more information on the data breaches that hit its computer systems, and the number of victims is now up to over 25 million. If you’re feeling confused about what is going on, you’re not alone. Here are some of the key points based on the latest available information that federal workers should be aware of.

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Defiled Fed, You’re Clearly ‘Hacked’ Off, But What Can You Do To Protect Yourself?

Filed in News by on July 5, 2015 Comments

The author, who is a financial advisor who works with federal employees, discusses the data breaches at OPM and offers some steps federal workers can take to protect themselves from potential identity theft problems that could arise.

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