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The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The G Fund and the Debt Ceiling

Congress is once again debating whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Here is what this means for federal employees.

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What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

By on August 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Q&A with 0 Comments
What Penalties Would I Face If I Retire at 62 With Less Than 20 Years of Service?

What penalties would I face if I retire at 62 years old but have less than 20 years in service?

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Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

By on August 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay Raise Process Moving Ahead

The 2018 federal employee pay raise is following the usual tortuous path. Probable result: an average pay raise of 1.9% in January.

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 2

By on August 9, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 2

In the second of two articles, the author highlights some common costly mistakes federal employees are prone to making with their TSP accounts.

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How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How Do You Take Away a Benefit That’s Already Been Paid For?

Recent proposals suggest cutting federal employees’ retirement benefits, however, the author says that lawmakers may not understand how these are funded.

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Proposed Changes to the TSP

By on August 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Proposed Changes to the TSP

Legislation is advancing in Congress that would make changes to the TSP. Here is what this could mean for federal employees.

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OPM Begins Providing Information on 2017 Open Season

By on August 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Begins Providing Information on 2017 Open Season

OPM has begun providing federal employees information to help them prepare for the 2017 federal benefits open season.

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Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 1

By on August 2, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Tips to Avoid These 9 Costly TSP Mistakes: Part 1

Are you making these mistakes with managing your TSP account? The author highlights some common problems and how to avoid them.

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Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

By on August 2, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Express Concerns Over Proposals to Cut Federal Employees’ Benefits

Lawmakers in both the House and Senate recently sent letters expressing their concerns to proposals to cut federal employees’ benefits.

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Best TSP Fund in 2017? Still the I Fund

By on August 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Best TSP Fund in 2017? Still the I Fund

All of the TSP funds had positive returns in July and also for the year to date.

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