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Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees

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Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees

Legislation has been introduced to make the tax debts of federal employees and retirees public information.

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Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

By on January 16, 2020 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employees’ Favorite Topics in 2019

Which topics were of the most interest to federal employees in 2019? Here is the top 20 list of the most popular FedSmith articles last year.

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New Details Clarify Which Federal Employees are Excluded from Paid Parental Leave

By on January 15, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Details Clarify Which Federal Employees are Excluded from Paid Parental Leave

Additional details have been released clarifying which federal employees would be excluded from the new paid parental leave benefit.

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Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires

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Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires

The number of TSP millionaires has dramatically increased in the past year and increased by tens of thousands over the past few years.

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Is Paid Parental Leave ‘Another Step Towards Socialism’?

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Is Paid Parental Leave ‘Another Step Towards Socialism’?

Amidst many people extolling the virtues of the new paid parental leave benefit for federal employees, one person has expressed concerns about its ramifications.

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Trends in TSP Investing

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Trends in TSP Investing

Investors in the TSP change over time. The G Fund has decreased in popularity in recent years and the popularity of the Lifecycle funds continues to increase.

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GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

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GSA Lowers Mileage Rates for 2020

The mileage reimbursement rates for federal employees traveling for work will be slightly lower in 2020.

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TSP Releases January 2020 Processing Schedule

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TSP Releases January 2020 Processing Schedule

The TSP has published the January 2020 processing schedule with important tax information for TSP participants.

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Best TSP Fund Return in 2019: 31.45%

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Best TSP Fund Return in 2019: 31.45%

Despite gloomy investment predictions for 2019, TSP investors fared well. One TSP fund had a return of 31.45% for the year.

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Some Feds Excluded from New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

By on December 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Some Feds Excluded from New Paid Parental Leave Benefit

The new paid parental leave law does not apply to some federal employees as written, but some lawmakers want to change that.

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