States That Tax Your Federal Government Pension the Most

on May 17, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
When evaluating retirement destinations, avoiding the states that do tax federal government pensions could save a federal retiree thousands of dollars in state taxes every year throughout retirement. These are some of the worst offenders.

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Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

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Legislation Pushes Back Against DOJ’s New Prosecuting Guidelines

New legislation introduced in Congress is pushing back against a recently issued directive from the Justice Department to pursue the most serious charges possible against most criminal suspects.

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Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

By on May 17, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
Nervous Feds Nearing Retirement Continue to Ask, ‘Am I Invested Correctly?’

I am under FERS and plan to remain in federal service until I get an additional 10% annuity, but am wondering if my TSP funds are invested correctly.

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Chaffetz Willing to Subpoena to Get Comey Memos

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Chaffetz Willing to Subpoena to Get Comey Memos

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has asked the FBI to provide copies of memos that allegedly were written by former FBI director James Comey documenting conversations he had with President Trump.

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What Are The Differences Between the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA?

By on May 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Are The Differences Between the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA?

Can federal employees invest in both the Roth TSP and a Roth IRA? The author explains the similarities and differences between these two retirement savings account types.

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Smart and Pretty: Federal Employee Crowned Miss USA

By on May 16, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Smart and Pretty: Federal Employee Crowned Miss USA

A federal employee scientist has been crowned as Miss USA. Her first lesson: dealing with the media.

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Is Social Security a Safety-Net or a Stipend For Wealthy Seniors?

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Is Social Security a Safety-Net or a Stipend For Wealthy Seniors?

Most people consider Social Security a safety net, but new research suggests that benefits fall disproportionately to the wealthy in retirement. The author provides an analysis.

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Showing the Faces Behind TSA

on May 16, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The TSA now has a customer service tool that is so popular on social media it has earned a spot on Rolling Stone's top 100 list.

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Federal Employees: Don’t Panic About Changes

on May 16, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
The author says that federal employees should avoid knee-jerk reactions about proposed changes under the Trump administration that may affect them. She looks at three specific areas that have been proposed for changes.

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Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

By on May 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bipartisan Support for VA Accountability Bill

A bipartisan bill in the Senate would make changes including creating an expedited appeal process for VA employees and alter existing appeal procedures.

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