Credit Card Debt and a Good TSP Loan

By on April 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Credit Card Debt and a Good TSP Loan

The author says that taking a loan from your TSP is something you should generally avoid, but there are times when it can make sense.

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Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

By on April 22, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Retire or Be Fired – A Tough Choice But Not Coercion

An Army employee who elected to retire rather than be removed for unacceptable performance sought reinstatement by arguing he was coerced into retiring.

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Upcoming Social Security Trustees Report: What’s The Difference Between Bad News and Worse News?

By on April 21, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Upcoming Social Security Trustees Report: What’s The Difference Between Bad News and Worse News?

The 2019 Social Security Trustees report is slated for release soon. The author says if there is bad news about the program’s future, now is the time to report it.

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Is a C Fund ESG in TSP’s Future?

By on April 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is a C Fund ESG in TSP’s Future?

Could more environmental and socially responsible investments be coming to the TSP? The author describes how this might work.

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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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