Pay & Benefits

Legislation Introduced to End USPS Pre-Funding Mandate

By on May 2, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to End USPS Pre-Funding Mandate

Legislation has been introduced to do away with the USPS pre-funding requirement for retiree benefits in an effort to turn around the agency’s ailing finances.

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Which TSP Funds Are Ahead in This Vibrant Stock Market?

By on May 1, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Are Ahead in This Vibrant Stock Market?

How did the TSP funds perform in April, and what is the most popular fund among plan participants?

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OPM Issues Guidance on New Religious Compensatory Time Off Rule

By on April 30, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Guidance on New Religious Compensatory Time Off Rule

OPM has issued important guidance on how agencies should utilize the new rule on federal employees requesting compensatory time off for religious reasons.

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OPM Issues Final Rule Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Religious Observances

By on April 29, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
OPM Issues Final Rule Regarding Compensatory Time Off for Religious Observances

Federal employees may soon have a new way to make up time taken off from work for religious reasons.

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Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

By on April 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Guarantee Time and a Half Pay for Border Patrol Agents

Legislation has been introduced that would give time and a half pay for certain hours of overtime to Border Patrol agents.

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Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

By on April 25, 2019 in Agency News, Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Border Patrol Agents Offered 5% Bonus to Stay with the Agency

CBP is offering Border Patrol agents a retention bonus in an effort to combat a shortage of manpower on the southern border.

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Credit Card Debt and a Good TSP Loan

By on April 22, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Credit Card Debt and a Good TSP Loan

The author says that taking a loan from your TSP is something you should generally avoid, but there are times when it can make sense.

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Is a C Fund ESG in TSP’s Future?

By on April 20, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Is a C Fund ESG in TSP’s Future?

Could more environmental and socially responsible investments be coming to the TSP? The author describes how this might work.

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Companion Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Break for Some Federal Employees

By on April 19, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Companion Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Break for Some Federal Employees

A second bill has been introduced to provide a tax break to some federal employees who are reimbursed by the government for their relocation costs.

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L Funds to See Bump in Stock Holdings

By on April 18, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
L Funds to See Bump in Stock Holdings

The TSP is making changes to its Lifecycle funds by increasing the percentage invested in stocks and international stocks in order to improve returns.

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