Postal Service Reports $2.7 Billion Net Loss in 2017

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Postal Service Reports $2.7 Billion Net Loss in 2017

The Postal Service suffered a large net loss for FY 2017, although it was somewhat of an improvement over the previous fiscal year.

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A Refresher on Holiday Pay

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A Refresher on Holiday Pay

With the holiday season approaching, some federal employees may be wondering how this can affect their paychecks. Here is a quick refresher.

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Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than They Can Be Hired

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Border Patrol Losing Agents Faster Than They Can Be Hired

A recent GAO report said that the Border Patrol is losing agents faster on average than it can hire new ones.

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Are You Ready for Open Season?

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Are You Ready for Open Season?

The 2017 federal benefits Open Season is now underway. Here is some information that can help you in evaluating your benefits decisions.

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Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

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Give Yourself a Raise with a FEGLI Option B Alternative

Is FEGLI Option B always the best deal? The author says that unannounced rate increases can mean it may not be the most affordable option over time.

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Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

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Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

A proposed amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill would eliminate current retirement savings catch-up contributions.

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Former VA Employee Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Theft

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Former VA Employee Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Theft

The Justice Department announced an indictment against a former VA employee for a scheme to steal veterans’ benefits money.

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Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

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Open Season Changes and the Five Year Rule

If you plan to carry your FEHB into retirement, be careful not to get tripped up by the five year rule.

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TSA Says its Screenings Fail to Spot Weapons Most of the Time

on November 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An undercover operation has revealed that Transportation Security Administration screenings at airports fail over 70% of the time.

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Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

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Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

Recently introduced legislation would give disabled veterans a new option for saving for retirement utilizing the TSP.

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