Tag: Current Events

G Fund Rate Cuts and a Possible Government Shutdown: NARFE Discusses Priorities for the New Session

Filed in News by on September 8, 2015 Comments

With Congress back in session this week, John Hatton, deputy legislative director for NARFE, told FedSmith.com that his organization has several priorities in terms of legislation it wants to see passed by Congress to help federal employees, including avoiding another government shutdown and interest rate cuts to the TSP’s G Fund.

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Who Should Be President in 2016?

Filed in News by on September 1, 2015 Comments

Who should be the next president of the United States? Here is your chance to share your opinion.

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Medicare Part B Premiums Are Scheduled to Rise 52% in January

Filed in News by on August 31, 2015 Comments

Starting in January, most retirees under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), who also are enrolled in Medicare Part B, could see a 52% jump in their monthly Medicare premiums.

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Dubious Distinction: Agencies With Employees on “Discreet Encounters” Website

Filed in News by on August 24, 2015 Comments

Which federal civilian agency has the largest number of federal employees who signed up for “discreet encounters” with a website that has now been hacked? Here is the ranking of federal agencies.

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Federal Whistleblowing Case Results In 2 Deaths

Filed in News by on August 22, 2015 Comments

A former federal employee with the Bureau of Labor Statistics entered a federal building in New York last week and killed both a security guard and himself, perhaps out of frustration with the loss of his federal job from his whistleblower status.

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Lack of Legal Protections Threaten Federal Employees’ Retirement Savings

Filed in News by on August 17, 2015 Comments

Are the funds inside of your TSP account being put in jeopardy by financial advisors who aren’t looking out for your best interests? This matter was discussed at a Department of Labor hearing last week on a proposed rule change governing the conduct of financial advisors.

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Federal Hiring Slows In June But Up For The Year

Filed in News by on August 13, 2015 Comments

How many federal employees were hired in June, and how many left federal service? How does this compare to the private sector? Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide some answers.

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Vehicle Hits Barricade at U.S. Capitol: Taken Into Custody

Filed in Headline Archives by on July 31, 2015 Comments

Police are investigating after a man crashed a vehicle Friday morning into a barricade on the south side of the U.S. Capitol grounds.

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