Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

By on March 15, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Reimbursing Federal Employees for Ride Sharing Services Moves Forward

Legislation that would require formal regulations to be issued to reimburse federal employees for using ride sharing services has cleared a Senate Committee.

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Five Tips to Maximize Your TSP Savings

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Five Tips to Maximize Your TSP Savings

Are you taking full advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan to save for your retirement? The author provides some simple tips to help you maximize your savings.

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

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Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets

There is a lot of uncertainty for federal agencies and employees in the midst of a hiring freeze and proposed budget cuts. However, the author says it’s not time to start assuming a total “doom and gloom” scenario just yet.

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How To Get Back Into a Hot Stock Market

By on March 14, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
How To Get Back Into a Hot Stock Market

The stock market has been on a tear, setting numerous record highs in the last several weeks. If you’ve been sitting on the sidelines, how do you know the best time to get back into the market?

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OPM Announces New Tuition Discounts for Federal Employees

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OPM Announces New Tuition Discounts for Federal Employees

The Office of Personnel Management has announced academic agreements with four new schools to provide tuition discounts and/or scholarships to federal employees.

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OPM: Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming in May

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OPM: Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Coming in May

The 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) will be distributed beginning in May according to an announcement from OPM.

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How High Are Income Taxes in Your State?

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How High Are Income Taxes in Your State?

A new report from the Tax Foundation provides a detailed breakdown of income taxes in each state.

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Whistleblower Failed Burden of Proof In Challenge to Her Removal

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Whistleblower Failed Burden of Proof In Challenge to Her Removal

A federal attorney who was fired claims that it was done in retaliation for being a whistleblower. The MSPB said it had no jurisdiction, saying she failed to make her case. See how the federal appeals court has now ruled on her appeal.

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Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

By on March 13, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Eliminate Unnecessary Federal Agencies

President Trump has signed an executive order that instructs OMB to develop a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.”

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Another Government Shutdown? It’s Being Discussed

By on March 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Another Government Shutdown? It’s Being Discussed

Another government shutdown? Apparently it could happen if demands over funding the border wall aren’t met. What would a partial shutdown mean to your pay and benefits?

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