Pay & Benefits

Will Federal Employees and Retirees Get Paid in a Shutdown?

By on January 17, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Will Federal Employees and Retirees Get Paid in a Shutdown?

The threat of yet another partial government shutdown is weighing on federal employees at the end of this week. What impact does this have on pay and benefits?

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A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

By on January 14, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
A Chained CPI and Federal Employee Retirement COLAs

The chained CPI has been incorporated into the federal tax system. What does this mean, and will it have an impact on the COLA calculations for federal retirees?

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Legislation Calls for 3% Pay Raise in 2019

By on January 12, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Calls for 3% Pay Raise in 2019

Legislation has been introduced that would give federal employees a 3% raise in 2019.

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Mnuchin: 90% of Wage Earners Will See Higher Paychecks Under New Withholding Tables

By on January 12, 2018 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Mnuchin: 90% of Wage Earners Will See Higher Paychecks Under New Withholding Tables

The IRS has released new tax withholding tables, and many employees should start seeing higher paychecks by February according to the Treasury Department.

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Does My Locality Pay Rate Include the Basic Percentage Increase?

By on January 11, 2018 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
Does My Locality Pay Rate Include the Basic Percentage Increase?

Does the locality pay raise percentage cited for 2018 include the basic pay raise of 1.4%?

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New Record in Stocks: What Should an Investor Do Now?

By on January 7, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Record in Stocks: What Should an Investor Do Now?

Are you making money in the stock market? Will you change your investment strategy with the stock market hitting a new record high?

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Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

By on January 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

Are you planning a vacation in 2018? These are some travel destinations and money saving tips for federal employees.

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TSP Announces Its End of 2017 Processing Schedule

By on January 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Announces Its End of 2017 Processing Schedule

The TSP has posted its processing schedule to close out 2017 which includes when 1099 forms can be expected.

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Opting in Sooner to the Blended Retirement System Can Boost Your TSP’s Value

on January 3, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
For military members who plan to move to the new Blended Retirement System, there are dollars to be lost if they delay the switch unnecessarily.

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Which TSP Funds Gained Over 20% in 2017?

By on January 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Gained Over 20% in 2017?

2017 provided good returns for TSP investors. Which funds came out on top for the year?

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