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.

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Outlines Positions on Federal Employees’ Pay and Benefits

September 26, 2020 9:59 AM
Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Outlines Positions on Federal Employees’ Pay and Benefits

NARFE has provided responses from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to questions about federal employees’ pay and benefits.

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How Storms in the Gulf Can Affect Your COLA

August 24, 2020 4:59 PM
How Storms in the Gulf Can Affect Your COLA

How can tropical weather affect the COLA for federal retirees? The author explains the impact two Gulf storms could have.

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Counting on the G Fund

April 6, 2020 1:37 PM
Counting on the G Fund

In times of market turmoil, investors often gravitate towards more stable investments. The author explains some of the attributes of the popular G Fund.

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Is it Wise to Suspend RMDs for 2020?

March 26, 2020 7:10 AM
Is it Wise to Suspend RMDs for 2020?

Congress has allowed the suspension of required minimum distributions (RMDs) for 2020 due to the coronavirus.

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Federal Employee Suicides Reach a New Record

January 8, 2020 11:11 AM
Federal Employee Suicides Reach a New Record

New BLS data show that federal employee suicides have reached a new high.

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Is There a Bubble Brewing in the TSP?

October 9, 2019 3:21 PM
Is There a Bubble Brewing in the TSP?

There is talk about a possible bubble in index funds which could impact TSP investors. The author explains the concerns of one expert making this argument.

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Diversification Can Be Difficult For TSP Participants

July 18, 2019 1:15 PM
Diversification Can Be Difficult For TSP Participants

The author describes pros and cons for adding more diversification options to the TSP.

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Is a C Fund ESG in TSP’s Future?

April 20, 2019 10:40 AM
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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Labor Department Starting Federal Contractor Self-Audit Program

March 4, 2019 10:43 AM

Under a new Labor Department program, some contractors will be able to self-audit their workplace anti-discrimination rules.

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A Government Shutdown Could Happen Again

February 10, 2019 7:36 AM
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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