When Might We See Imperial County Get Locality Pay?

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When Might We See Imperial County Get Locality Pay?

What are the chances of Imperial County being added as a new pay locality next year?

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Lights, Hammer, Action!

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Lights, Hammer, Action!

A VA employee got himself fired when he blew a gasket over a light switch.

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Four Reasons to Avoid Taking a TSP Loan

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Four Reasons to Avoid Taking a TSP Loan

Borrowing from your TSP account can be detrimental to your long-term savings. The author explains why it’s best to avoid.

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Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

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Rough Time in Court for Architect of the Capitol

An appeals court issued two unfavorable decisions for the Architect of the Capitol involving discrimination complaints at the agency.

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Former State Department Employee Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring with Chinese Spies

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Former State Department Employee Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring with Chinese Spies

A former State Department employee is going to prison after pleading guilty to taking gifts from Chinese agents in return for giving them government documents.

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Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

By on July 9, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

What should a federal employee’s surviving spouse do when s/he dies? This is a checklist for handling federal benefits.

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Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues

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Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues

Is retirement really that hard? Without a proper plan, it could be. Here are three tips to help you be ready.

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$25,000 Error: Carefully Fill Out TSP Withdrawal Forms

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$25,000 Error: Carefully Fill Out TSP Withdrawal Forms

Checking the wrong box on a TSP form led to withholding $25,000 in taxes and a financial hardship for a retired federal employee.

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The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

By on July 8, 2019 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
The TSP F Fund and the Bearer of Bond News

Can you lose money investing in bonds? The author describes the impact interest rate shifts can have on the TSP’s F Fund.

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Top Travel Experiences for Federal Retirees & How to Get the Best Deals

By on July 8, 2019 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Top Travel Experiences for Federal Retirees & How to Get the Best Deals

If you are retired from your federal career and thinking of planning a vacation, these are some trips that may suit your tastes and budget.

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