White House Says Social Security Numbers Need to Go

on October 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach.

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How Much Are Your FEHB Premiums Increasing in 2018?

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How Much Are Your FEHB Premiums Increasing in 2018?

The enrollees’ share of FEHB premiums will be increasing by an average of 6.1% in 2018 according to the Office of Personnel Management.

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What Can I Do to Fix a Roth IRA Contribution When I Exceeded the Income Limitations?

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What Can I Do to Fix a Roth IRA Contribution When I Exceeded the Income Limitations?

Last year I contributed the max to a Roth IRA, but it turned out that my income was too high to contribute. Is it too late for me to fix this?

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How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

By on October 3, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
How FedSmith.com Readers Utilize the TSP: FERS vs. CSRS

What are the similarities and differences in how FedSmith.com readers under FERS and CSRS use their TSP accounts? See how our latest survey results came out.

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What Are the Best Retirement Dates for Law Enforcement Officers?

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What Are the Best Retirement Dates for Law Enforcement Officers?

With respect to the “best” date to retire, are there special considerations for law enforcement officers?

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DuBester Renominated for FLRA

By on October 3, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump intends to nominate former union lawyer Ernest W. DuBester to serve a third term as a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

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Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

By on October 2, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Employees Should Prepare for New Mandatory Opioid Drug Testing

New mandatory drug testing guidelines went into effect at the start of October to test for opioids that will affect a significant number of federal employees.

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What is the One TSP Fund Up 20% in 2017?

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What is the One TSP Fund Up 20% in 2017?

Which TSP fund has had the highest rate of return so far this year? The answer may surprise you.

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Now is a Good Time to Verify Your FEGLI Coverage

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Now is a Good Time to Verify Your FEGLI Coverage

Did you make changes to your FEGLI elections during last year’s open season? OPM wants you to ensure they are correct.

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Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

By on September 30, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Trump Revokes EO Creating Federal Labor Councils

Elections have consequences. President Trump has issued an Executive Order revoking federal labor-management relations councils.

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