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Déjà vu for USDA?

By on September 11, 2019 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Déjà vu for USDA?

The author says that past precedent from court decisions indicates the USDA will face an uphill battle in its efforts to relocate some employees.

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The Top 9 TSP Mistakes Federal Employees Make

By on September 3, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Have you ever made any of these mistakes with your TSP? The author lists some common pitfalls to avoid to maximize your retirement savings.

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TSP Changes Made Easy

By on August 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Changes Made Easy

Many important changes are coming to the TSP in September. Here is a summary of the new rules and how they will impact federal employees.

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Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

By on July 10, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

An appeals court issued two unfavorable decisions for the Architect of the Capitol involving discrimination complaints at the agency.

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The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

By on July 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

Can you lose money investing in bonds? The author describes the impact interest rate shifts can have on the TSP’s F Fund.

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How Much Income Will My FERS Pension Provide in Retirement?

By on June 23, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How Much Income Will My FERS Pension Provide in Retirement?

How does the FERS pension work, and how much can it add to your overall retirement income?

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TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

By on June 17, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP Promises and Pitfalls?

The guarantee that comes with the G Fund may sound great, but it comes with a hidden retirement risk that many federal employees tend to overlook.

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The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

By on May 16, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The Rise of the Occupational Questionnaire

Occupational questionnaires replaced the old KSA process, but may have led to unintended consequences for agencies.

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Why I (Still) Work Here

By on April 29, 2019 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Why I (Still) Work Here

The author recounts his love for his federal career while also addressing challenges that federal employees face.

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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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