No Damages For OPM Data Breach

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP

How do FedSmith.com readers utilize their TSP accounts? This is what you told us in a recent survey.

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New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

By on September 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
New Law Aims to Prevent Social Security Identity Theft

A bill restricting how federal agencies can mail documents containing Social Security numbers has become law.

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FRTIB Issues Proposed Rules for New Blended Retirement System

By on September 18, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Issues Proposed Rules for New Blended Retirement System

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has published proposed rules on how to implement the military’s new Blended Retirement System.

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9 Federal Job Search Tips That Actually Work

By on September 17, 2017 in Leadership with 0 Comments
9 Federal Job Search Tips That Actually Work

With a well-planned approach, applying for a federal job can go more smoothly. These are some tips to help make the process better.

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Lawmakers Want to Provide Free Credit Freezes for All Consumers

By on September 15, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Provide Free Credit Freezes for All Consumers

Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to make credit freezes free to consumers.

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Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

By on September 15, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirees Remain on Track for at Least Modest COLA in January

Without factoring in the effects of the two recent major hurricanes, federal retirees remained on track for a modest COLA in January based on August CPI data.

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What Impact Does Returning to Federal Service Have on Your Annuity?

By on September 14, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Impact Does Returning to Federal Service Have on Your Annuity?

If you have already retired from federal service but choose to return, how would this impact your annuity?

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DHS Seeking Help From Other Federal Agencies in Hurricane Response Efforts

on September 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke has asked other federal agencies to contribute their staff and expertise to the DHS Surge Capacity Force, which has been used to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies such as the hurricanes that battered Texas, Louisiana, and Florida over the last few weeks.

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TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules for Hurricane Irma Victims

By on September 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Relaxes Hardship Withdrawal Rules for Hurricane Irma Victims

The TSP is temporarily relaxing its hardship withdrawal rules to help victims of Hurricane Irma.

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