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White House Proposes 1% Pay Raise in 2021

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White House Proposes 1% Pay Raise in 2021

The 2021 budget proposal from the White House includes a suggested pay raise for federal employees.

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Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

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Task Force Proposes Eliminating FERS

A task force report urges major changes to the civil service system from pay and benefits to handling removal actions and appeals by federal employees.

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Your TSP and the Coronavirus

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Your TSP and the Coronavirus

Stock markets reacted quickly to news of a virus spreading quickly. The January TSP returns reflect this fear.

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Lawmakers Want a 3.5% Pay Raise for Federal Employees in 2021

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Lawmakers Want a 3.5% Pay Raise for Federal Employees in 2021

Two lawmakers have introduced legislation to provide a 3.5% pay raise for federal employees in 2021.

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FRTIB Proposes Simplifying TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process

By on January 25, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Proposes Simplifying TSP Catch-Up Contribution Process

A proposed rule aims to simplify the catch-up contribution process for the TSP.

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Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees

By on January 17, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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

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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’?

By on January 9, 2020 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
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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