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80% Disparity for Fed Benefits Says Report

By on November 15, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
80% Disparity for Fed Benefits Says Report

A report describing an 80% advantage in compensation for federal workers has received little notice. Here is a summary.

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FRTIB Moving Forward with I Fund Change

By on November 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Moving Forward with I Fund Change

Despite political pressure to do otherwise, the FRTIB is moving forward with a change to the I Fund that will add more investments in Chinese companies.

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How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

By on November 12, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How the VA Improvement and Modernization Act Changed the Appeals Process

A new law has changed the VA disability benefits claim process. Here is a summary of the changes.

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Another Bill Introduced to Try to Stop TSP Investments in China

By on November 7, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Bill Introduced to Try to Stop TSP Investments in China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is stepping up his efforts to try to stop changes to the TSP’s I Fund.

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Despite Recent Controversy, Consulting Firm Recommends TSP Stay the Course on I Fund Change

By on November 6, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Despite Recent Controversy, Consulting Firm Recommends TSP Stay the Course on I Fund Change

Despite some controversy, a consulting firm is reaffirming its recommendation that the TSP switch the benchmark index for the I Fund.

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TSP Says Two Factor Authentication Becoming Mandatory Next Month

By on November 5, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Says Two Factor Authentication Becoming Mandatory Next Month

The TSP is making two factor authentication mandatory for plan participation to access their accounts starting in December.

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Which TSP Fund Went Up 23% So Far in 2019?

By on November 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Fund Went Up 23% So Far in 2019?

TSP investors will be pleased with their investment returns in October. One of the more popular funds is up more than 23% so far in 2019.

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Democrats Renew Push For Contractor Back Pay From Government Shutdown

on October 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Democratic senators are pushing their colleagues to support an amendment that would provide back pay for low-wage government contractors who went without pay during the record 35-day shutdown earlier this year.

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Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

By on October 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Important Changes Coming for Some FEHB Plans in 2020

Changes are coming to some FEHB plans in 2020 and can impact federal employees utilizing those plans.

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Renewed Effort to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Report Wasteful Spending

By on October 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Renewed Effort to Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees Who Report Wasteful Spending

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) wants to pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending.

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