Millions in Improper Payments ‘Misdirected’ Through my Social Security Program

By on August 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Millions in Improper Payments ‘Misdirected’ Through my Social Security Program

An Inspector General report says that about $6 million in Social Security benefits were lost over a three year period through the my Social Security program.

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of TSA

on August 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Screeners at U.S. airport security checkpoints should behave themselves, but cannot always be sued if they do not, so says an appeals court in a new decision.

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Investment Fraud Warning for Federal Employees!

By on August 22, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Investment Fraud Warning for Federal Employees!

Recent SEC warnings about fraudsters targeting federal employees may leave you feeling apprehensive about working with financial advisors. These are some tips on how to spot scam artists.

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Does the TSP’s Annual Contribution Limit Include the Agency Match?

By on August 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Does the TSP’s Annual Contribution Limit Include the Agency Match?

One of my co-workers said the $18,000 annual contribution limit to the TSP includes both his portion and the agency match. Is this a lost savings opportunity?

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‘You’re Fired’ May Be Harder Than Trump Thinks When It Comes To Federal Workers

on August 22, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Trump Administration is promising to crack down on federal employees that break the rules, but this might not be as easy as it sounds in some cases.

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Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

By on August 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Alternative Ways to Determine Future COLAs

Alternative ways have at times been considered for computing benefits payments to federal retirees. The author describes some of the options.

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CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

By on August 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

The CBO has issued its opinion on a bill that would pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending at their agencies.

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Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt

By on August 20, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employees, Federal Benefits and Debt

The Treasury Secretary says the government needs authority to borrow more money by September 29th. Could federal pension payments be suspended after this date?

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Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

By on August 19, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Continuing Health Coverage When Leaving A Federal Job

If you leave your federal job, you may be eligible to temporarily continue your health insurance under the FEHB.

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Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

By on August 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some Agencies ‘Pretty Sure’ They Need to Run a RIF

Officials from OPM discussed agency progress on complying with an OMB directive and suggested RIFs may be forthcoming at some agencies.

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