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Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

By on November 29, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Ex-CIA Officer Sentenced for Conspiring to Commit Espionage for China

A former CIA officer is heading to prison for conspiracy to commit espionage for China.

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Rubio Asks Trump to Replace FRTIB Members in Ongoing Battle Over the I Fund

By on November 28, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Rubio Asks Trump to Replace FRTIB Members in Ongoing Battle Over the I Fund

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has taken his battle over the I Fund to the White House.

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ETAC Urges Senators to Drop Campaign Against I Fund Change

By on November 27, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
ETAC Urges Senators to Drop Campaign Against I Fund Change

Federal employee interest groups are urging Congress to back off of its fight against changing the I Fund.

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Relocated BLM Staff Face Salary Cuts

on November 26, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

A new internal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website designed to answer employees’ questions about the agency’s upcoming relocation out West says staffers should expect a drop in their overall pay.

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Managing Your TSP: Determine Your Investor Profile

By on November 26, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

What is your profile as a TSP investor? As the author explains, knowing this can help you with meeting your retirement goals.

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29 People Indicted in USDA Corruption Case

on November 26, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

29 people, including elected and appointed federal, state and local government officials, have been indicted for conspiring to steal thousands in taxpayer dollars in a scheme led by a USDA employee.

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FRTIB Responds to Critics Over I Fund Change

By on November 26, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
FRTIB Responds to Critics Over I Fund Change

The FRTIB has issued a public response to critics over its recent decision to change the TSP’s I Fund.

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Budgeting for Retirement

By on November 25, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Do you know what your expenses will be in retirement? Putting together a budget can help you plan for this phase of your life.

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One Fed Sails on the Newest Ship in the World: The Norwegian Encore

By on November 25, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
One Fed Sails on the Newest Ship in the World: The Norwegian Encore

FedSmith author and federal employee spouse Polia Marinova shares her experience after sailing aboard the Norwegian Encore for its inaugural voyage.

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VA Blasts AFGE for Allowing ‘A Culture of Sexual Harassment’ to Thrive

on November 23, 2019 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday blasted the nation’s largest federal employees union for tolerating a “culture of sexual harassment” and demanded assurances that the union is doing its utmost to protect VA employees.

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