Michael Wald

Michael Wald is a public affairs consultant and writer based in the Atlanta area. He specializes in topics related to government and labor issues. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Department of Labor, he served as the agency’s Southeast Regional Director of Public Affairs and Southeast Regional Economist.

A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

By on February 10, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

Initial indicators are that the economy felt minimal impact from the shutdown, potentially giving politicians more incentive to utilize them in the future.

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The Shutdown and the Economy

By on January 28, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Shutdown and the Economy

The partial government shutdown took a toll on workers, but what effect did have on the national economy?

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The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

By on January 7, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Problem with the Current Government Shutdown

The author says that the current partial government shutdown is largely not causing any real pain for the general public.

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Internet Access Rates Remain Uneven in the U.S.

By on December 13, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Internet Access Rates Remain Uneven in the U.S.

Recent Census Bureau data show adoption rates of broadband internet throughout the country. This has led to more government services moving online.

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NARFE Elects a New National President

By on October 9, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
NARFE Elects a New National President

NARFE recently elected a new national president. These are some of the issues on which he campaigned and wants to focus.

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TSP No Longer Low Expense Leader

By on August 28, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
TSP No Longer Low Expense Leader

The TSP is starting to get competition on fees from other investment firms.

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TSP Should Remain the Investment of Choice for Federal Employees and Retirees

By on May 21, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Should Remain the Investment of Choice for Federal Employees and Retirees

While costs for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds continue to decrease, the TSP remains an investment bargain for Federal employees and retirees.

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Turnover Up as More Workers Quit the Federal Government

By on March 22, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Turnover Up as More Workers Quit the Federal Government

The federal government’s turnover rate in FY 2017 increased slightly over the previous year due to more federal employees resigning.

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Emotional Investing: Another View

By on March 14, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Emotional Investing: Another View

The “rational” choice in investing is the one that produces the best financial gain. However, the author says your emotions play a valid role in the process.

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Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

By on February 5, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Medicare General Enrollment Period ends March 31

Medicare’s General Enrollment Period is underway. Many federal retirees opt to take both FEHB and Medicare Part B.

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