6 Best Cruises for Federal Retirees

By on March 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
6 Best Cruises for Federal Retirees

Considering a cruise for your vacation? These are some that offer destinations likely to appeal to retirees.

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Senators Ask TSA for Status on Shutdown Back Pay

By on March 14, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Senators Ask TSA for Status on Shutdown Back Pay

A group of Senators are asking when some TSA employees can expect to receive back pay they are owed from the recent shutdown.

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The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

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The President’s Budget and the Civil Service

The White House budget proposal contains suggestions federal employees will mostly not like. The author summarizes them and what they mean in the bigger picture.

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IRS Analyst Pleads Not Guilty To Leaking Michael Cohen’s Bank Account Information

on March 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
An Internal Revenue Service analyst charged with leaking bank account information of President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in the Northern District of California.

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Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

By on March 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal Unions and Politics: Follow the Money

Federal employee unions are generally thought to support Democrats during elections. What do data on union donations in the last election say about that?

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Bad News: Tax Refunds Are Up This Year

By on March 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Recent IRS data show that the amount of the average tax refund has risen over last year, but is this really something to get excited about?

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Federal Employees Should Have an Emergency Fund for Possible Future Shutdown

on March 13, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The author says that once things get back to normal, it's easy to forget how bad things were for federal employees in the last shutdown. She suggests federal employees save an emergency fund to be prepared for a possible future shutdown.

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Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

By on March 12, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your Thrift Spending Plan: Retirement Income Strategies

When you reach retirement, you need to plan for how much you can withdraw and spend from your nest egg. The author discusses two strategies.

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DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

By on March 12, 2019 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
DOJ: Former Border Patrol Agent Gave Drug Traffickers Keys to Border Fences

A former Border Patrol agent was sentenced for taking bribes to help drugs pass through CBP fences and security patrols.

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Another Pay Freeze Proposed for 2020

By on March 11, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Pay Freeze Proposed for 2020

The White House has proposed a pay freeze for federal employees for the second year in a row.

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