New TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process Coming in 2021

By on February 17, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process Coming in 2021

The TSP is implementing a simpler process for making catch-up contributions beginning in 2021.

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New TSP Hardship Withdrawal Option Likely Coming Soon

By on February 15, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New TSP Hardship Withdrawal Option Likely Coming Soon

A proposed rule would allow TSP participants to make hardship withdrawals in the event of natural disasters.

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New TSP Annuity COLA Computation Rate Coming in March

By on February 14, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
New TSP Annuity COLA Computation Rate Coming in March

TSP annuities will have a new formula used to calculate their cost of living adjustments starting this spring.

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House Bill Would Expand Paid Parental Leave to All Federal Employees

By on February 13, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
House Bill Would Expand Paid Parental Leave to All Federal Employees

A House bill would expand paid parental leave to cover some federal employees who were excluded by the new law.

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Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

By on February 13, 2020 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Postmaster Removed for Inappropriate Behavior Toward Employee He Fired

A Postmaster removed an employee for performance, but he was removed after she alleged that he had made inappropriate comments to her while she worked for him.

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Will Census 2020 Count Be Accurate? Congress Questions Readiness

on February 13, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Democratic lawmakers criticized Census officials Wednesday saying with only weeks until the 2020 count is fully underway the bureau’s preparations are “woefully inadequate” to accurately track the nation’s population while Census officials defended the agency's readiness.

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Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

By on February 12, 2020 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Employment Costs are Killing the Postal Service

Employment related costs make up the bulk of the Postal Service’s operating costs. A recent GAO report looks at the burden they place on the agency.

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Two Practical Steps to Conquer the Retirement Unknowns

By on February 12, 2020 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Two Practical Steps to Conquer the Retirement Unknowns

Shifting from work to retirement is a big change. These are some ideas to help make the transition.

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Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

By on February 11, 2020 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Amend the Hatch Act and Restore Federal Workers’ First Amendment Rights

The author says that the intent of the Hatch Act may be sound, but it is depriving federal employees of their First Amendment rights.

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Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

By on February 11, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Cutting Federal Benefits to Align With Private Sector

The 2021 budget proposes major changes in federal benefits to align more closely with private sector benefits.

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