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Daily Cost of Unpaid Federal Wages in a Shutdown

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What is the total daily cost of unpaid wages to federal employees during a partial government shutdown? This analysis from CNN breaks it all down.

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More Lawmakers Want Back Pay Plus Interest for the Shutdown

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More Lawmakers Want Back Pay Plus Interest for the Shutdown

Companion legislation has been introduced in the House to give federal employees back pay plus interest for shutdowns.

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States With Substantial Numbers of Lower-Wage Federal Workers

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A few hundred thousand federal employees earn relatively low wages, and their numbers vary significantly across states.

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Lawmakers Seeking 3.6% Raise for Federal Workers in 2020

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Lawmakers Seeking 3.6% Raise for Federal Workers in 2020

Legislation has been introduced to give federal employees a 3.6% pay raise in 2020.

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No Retroactive Pay Raise Currently in the Works

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No Retroactive Pay Raise Currently in the Works

Two open bills in Congress would give federal employees a raise, but neither one offers a retroactive pay increase.

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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

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How Long Should You Keep Tax Records?

What tax related documents do you need to keep, and for how long do you need to keep them? These are some guidelines for tax purposes.

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Some Federal Employees Still Waiting on Pay from Shutdown

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Nearly two weeks after the end of the longest government shutdown in U.S history, some federal workers still have not received their back pay or have only gotten a fraction of what they are owed as government agencies struggle with payroll glitches and other delays.

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Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

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Rule Change Will Facilitate Borrowing from TSP During Shutdowns

A rule change will allow certain TSP participants to request loans during government shutdowns regardless of whether they are being paid.

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Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

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Bill Would Withhold Pay for Congress, President During Shutdowns

Legislation has been introduced to withhold pay for Congress, the president and vice president in the event of government shutdowns.

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How Many Millionaires Are in the Thrift Savings Plan?

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How Many Millionaires Are in the Thrift Savings Plan?

The bull market in stocks has increased the number of millionaires in the TSP, but the number did decline in 2018.

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