Pay & Benefits

Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

By on May 23, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Want You to Fly Coach When You Travel

Recently introduced legislation would ban federal employees from flying first or business class on official travel.

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When Does the TSP Modernization Act Go Into Effect?

By on May 17, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
When Does the TSP Modernization Act Go Into Effect?

FedSmith readers have been asking when the changes under the TSP Modernization Act go into effect. We now have an answer.

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Politics, Fossil Fuel and the TSP

By on May 16, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Politics, Fossil Fuel and the TSP

A bill has been introduced to create a Climate Choice Stock Fund to mitigate the dangers of climate change for TSP investors.

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How to Access Your TSP While Working

By on May 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How to Access Your TSP While Working

How can you access your TSP account while still working? There are several available options.

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Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public?

By on May 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public?

One Congressman wants to make federal employees’ bonuses and pensions publicly available.

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Quick Financial Tips for Federal Employees

By on May 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Quick Financial Tips for Federal Employees

The author lists several tips for federal employees when it comes to their pay, benefits and retirement.

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COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

By on May 9, 2019 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
COLAs, Locality Pay and Raises

Why did federal employees get a smaller raise than the annual COLA? Here is a quick explanation.

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Legislation Introduced to End USPS Pre-Funding Mandate

By on May 2, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to End USPS Pre-Funding Mandate

Legislation has been introduced to do away with the USPS pre-funding requirement for retiree benefits in an effort to turn around the agency’s ailing finances.

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Which TSP Funds Are Ahead in This Vibrant Stock Market?

By on May 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Are Ahead in This Vibrant Stock Market?

How did the TSP funds perform in April, and what is the most popular fund among plan participants?

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OPM Issues Guidance on New Religious Compensatory Time Off Rule

By on April 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance on New Religious Compensatory Time Off Rule

OPM has issued important guidance on how agencies should utilize the new rule on federal employees requesting compensatory time off for religious reasons.

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