Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nesterczuk Tapped to Lead OPM

President Trump has selected a nominee with considerable experience in federal human resources to be the next Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating COLAs, Increasing Retirement Contributions

By on May 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

The 2018 budget proposal from the White House includes various cuts to federal employee retirement programs. Here is a summary of the proposed changes.

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2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
2018 Budget Proposes Eliminating Funding for Numerous Federal Agencies

The 2018 federal budget proposal released by the White House proposes eliminating funding for numerous federal agencies. What are these agencies, and what does each one do?

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Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

By on May 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Thinking ‘Outside of the Box’ for SSA

The workload at the Social Security Administration is increasing and the agency is struggling to keep up. The author offers a unique suggestion for how the agency could better meet demands.

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Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

By on May 22, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Can I Withdraw From My TSP to Purchase an Annuity?

Can I take a certain percentage out of my traditional TSP (all G fund) for two years, and then purchase an annuity?

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Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

Shrinking the Workforce at EPA

The workforce at EPA will be getting smaller. $12 million has been identified for early retirement and buyout payments at the agency.

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Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

By on May 21, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Scrutinizing Federal Employee Benefits

Are changes likely to be made to federal employee benefits? New proposals will likely be upsetting to some readers. Here is an analysis.

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Becoming a TSP Millionaire: One Federal Employee’s Story

By on May 21, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Becoming a TSP Millionaire: One Federal Employee’s Story

A federal employee with the Fish and Wildlife Service tells his story of how he became a millionaire by investing in the TSP throughout his federal career.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

By on May 20, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Divorce Dispute Over Air Force Retirement Pay

The U. S. Supreme Court slapped down a decision by the Arizona state courts that held the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act did not pre-empt the Arizona family court’s order requiring that a military retiree make up for a portion of his annuity lost by his ex-wife by operation of federal law.

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Former Federal Employee Charged With Shooting of Amtrak Conductor

on May 19, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A Wisconsin man who formerly worked for the federal government is facing attempted murder charges for the shooting of an Amtrak conductor Tuesday afternoon because he could not get off the train at a station in west suburban Naperville, according to authorities.

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