Pay & Benefits

Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

By on July 16, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Four Reasons Not To Take A TSP Loan

Federal employees can borrow against their TSP accounts to raise cash. However, the author advises that this is not a good idea.

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OPM Proposes Adding 64,000 New Federal Employees to Locality Pay

By on July 6, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Proposes Adding 64,000 New Federal Employees to Locality Pay

OPM is proposing to add about 64,000 federal employees to the locality pay system for GS employees.

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S Fund Up; I Fund Down for TSP Investors

By on July 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
S Fund Up; I Fund Down for TSP Investors

The S fund performed well in May and for the year. The I fund did not. Here are the results.

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Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

By on July 1, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Give Federal Employees 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave

Another effort is being made in Congress to give federal employees paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child.

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Segmentation in the FEHB Program

By on June 28, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Segmentation in the FEHB Program

Self plus one premiums in FEHB are often higher than you might expect. The author says it’s due in part to segmenting in the insurance underwriting process.

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How Can Federal Employees Plan for a Secure Retirement Despite Proposals to Cut Their Benefits?

By on June 26, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Can Federal Employees Plan for a Secure Retirement Despite Proposals to Cut Their Benefits?

Recent proposals suggest cutting federal employees’ retirement benefits. How much of an impact would these have if you look at some of the actual numbers?

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1.9% Pay Raise Advances to Full Senate

By on June 22, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
1.9% Pay Raise Advances to Full Senate

A Senate spending bill that contains a pay raise for federal employees in 2019 has taken another step forward.

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Will Federal Employees Get a 1.9% Pay Raise in 2019?

By on June 19, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Federal Employees Get a 1.9% Pay Raise in 2019?

A pay freeze was proposed for 2019. Could federal employees still see a raise next year?

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Senators Object to Proposed Benefits Cuts

By on June 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Object to Proposed Benefits Cuts

A group of Senators have voiced their opposition to OPM’s proposed benefits cuts for federal workers.

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Pay Parity and a 2019 Pay Raise for Federal Employees

By on June 10, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Pay Parity and a 2019 Pay Raise for Federal Employees

A 2.6% pay raise has been proposed for military personnel. How will this impact federal civilian employees?

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