What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

By on June 8, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
What Effect Will a TSP Loan Have on My Ability to Withdraw Funds After I Retire?

I will be retiring at the end of this year and I have a TSP loan. What effect will this have on my ability to withdraw funds from my TSP once I retire?

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2.1% COLA in 2018?

By on June 7, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
2.1% COLA in 2018?

One organization estimates the COLA for 2018 will be 2.1%.

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Postal Service: Highest Paid Employees and Highest Averages

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Postal Service: Highest Paid Employees and Highest Averages

The searchable database for Postal employee salaries has been updated with FY 2017 data. Here are some statistics based on the latest available data.

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Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

By on June 7, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Michael Moore Asks Federal Employees to Blow the Whistle on the Trump Administration

Michael Moore has set up a website that encourages whistleblowers to share information with him about the Trump administration.

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Trump Names New FBI Director

By on June 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

President Trump will nominate Christopher A. Wray to be the new FBI director.

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VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 Passed By Senate

The Senate has passed the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. The author provides a summary and analysis of the bill.

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Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

By on June 6, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Tips on Counseling for Supervisors: Part 3 – The Counseling Memo

In the third and final article in the series, the author provides details on how to write an effective counseling memo.

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President Seeks to Privatize Air Traffic System

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Will the nation’s air traffic control system be run by a non-profit entity outside of the federal government? The interest groups are lining up for what promises to be a hard fight in Congress.

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Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Top Secret Report

By on June 6, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Federal Contractor Arrested for Leaking Top Secret Report

A federal contractor has been arrested for leaking a top secret classified document, reportedly in regards to Russian election interference.

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OPM Slowly Chipping Away at Retirement Backlog

By on June 5, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
OPM Slowly Chipping Away at Retirement Backlog

The Office of Personnel Management was able to make a marked reduction in its outstanding backlog of retirement applications in May.

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