Companion Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Break for Some Federal Employees

By on April 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Companion Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Break for Some Federal Employees

A second bill has been introduced to provide a tax break to some federal employees who are reimbursed by the government for their relocation costs.

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L Funds to See Bump in Stock Holdings

By on April 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
L Funds to See Bump in Stock Holdings

The TSP is making changes to its Lifecycle funds by increasing the percentage invested in stocks and international stocks in order to improve returns.

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Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

By on April 18, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Do All Those “Acting” Assignments at DHS Matter?

Several agencies under Homeland Security currently have acting leadership. Should this be a cause for concern?

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Shutdown Causes Federal Employee’s Mortgage Application to Be Denied Which Leads to New Bill

By on April 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Shutdown Causes Federal Employee’s Mortgage Application to Be Denied Which Leads to New Bill

Legislation has been introduced to encourage banks to work with federal employees impacted by government shutdowns.

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Study: Federal Government is Best at Protecting Consumer Data

on April 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The federal government is best at protecting consumer data and the health care sector is the worst, according to a new study by the not-for-profit Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.

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Lawmakers Want to Know What the TSP is Doing to Address Climate Change

By on April 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Know What the TSP is Doing to Address Climate Change

Should the TSP address climate change through its investment offerings? Two lawmakers are concerned about the issue and want GAO to conduct a study.

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Many Federal Employees Should See Pay Raise in Upcoming Checks

By on April 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Many Federal Employees Should See Pay Raise in Upcoming Checks

A recent announcement says that many federal employees will see the retroactive pay raise in their next paychecks.

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Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

By on April 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Watch Out for This Retirement Tax Trap

Will your income in retirement be less than it is now? As the author illustrates, you could be surprised thanks to required minimum distributions.

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FERS Disability Retirement: To Resign or Not to Resign

By on April 16, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
FERS Disability Retirement: To Resign or Not to Resign

What impact does resigning have on a federal employee’s ability to qualify for Federal Disability Retirement?

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GAO Recommendations to Improve OPM Performance

By on April 15, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO Recommendations to Improve OPM Performance

OPM was created to improve government efficiency and performance management, but a new GAO report suggests it has failed.

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