OPM’s Retirement Backlog: Preparing for the Storm

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OPM’s Retirement Backlog: Preparing for the Storm

OPM made a 25% reduction to its retirement claims backlog in December, just in time to deal with a likely onslaught of new applications.

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DOJ Reverses its Marijuana Enforcement Policy

By on January 5, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
DOJ Reverses its Marijuana Enforcement Policy

The Justice Department announced it is reversing an Obama-era policy on marijuana that had allowed the decision to regulate the drug to be left to the states.

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Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

By on January 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

The Department of Homeland Security announced a data breach that impacted over 245,000 current and former employees.

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Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

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Best Travel Discounts for Government Employees for 2018

Are you planning a vacation in 2018? These are some travel destinations and money saving tips for federal employees.

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TSP Announces Its End of 2017 Processing Schedule

By on January 4, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Announces Its End of 2017 Processing Schedule

The TSP has posted its processing schedule to close out 2017 which includes when 1099 forms can be expected.

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Driving Your Retirement: The Gas, Brake and Steering Wheel Analogy

By on January 3, 2018 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Driving Your Retirement: The Gas, Brake and Steering Wheel Analogy

When it comes to your retirement, are you headed in the right direction? The author provides an analogy to illustrate.

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Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

By on January 3, 2018 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Federal Labor Relations: 2018 Predictions (or Maybe Hopes)

The author looks at problems created by the FLRA under past administrations and how the FLRA under the new administration might address them.

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Opting in Sooner to the Blended Retirement System Can Boost Your TSP’s Value

on January 3, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
For military members who plan to move to the new Blended Retirement System, there are dollars to be lost if they delay the switch unnecessarily.

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What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

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What Do Americans Think of Federal Agencies?

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans are showing greater overall satisfaction with some larger federal agencies.

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Which TSP Funds Gained Over 20% in 2017?

By on January 2, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Which TSP Funds Gained Over 20% in 2017?

2017 provided good returns for TSP investors. Which funds came out on top for the year?

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