SEC Charges Former Brokers With Targeting Federal Retirees

By on August 1, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
SEC Charges Former Brokers With Targeting Federal Retirees

The SEC charged four former Atlanta area brokers with fraud for targeting federal retirees.

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Best TSP Fund in 2017? Still the I Fund

By on August 1, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Best TSP Fund in 2017? Still the I Fund

All of the TSP funds had positive returns in July and also for the year to date.

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Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

By on July 31, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Glass Half Full: A Review of Your Federal Benefits Beyond 2018

Federal employees are understandably concerned about recent proposals to cut their pay and benefits, however, the author points out that there are still plenty of reasons to remain positive.

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Whistleblower Gets Job In New Accountability Office at Trumps’ VA

on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A government worker who has testified in Congress about problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs has a job at the new office aimed at protecting VA whistleblowers from retaliation.

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A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

By on July 31, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
A Good Week For AFGE In Republican-Controlled House

AFGE scored several legislative victories in the House of Representatives last week.

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Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

By on July 30, 2017 in Agency News, Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Would Prevent VA From Rehiring Previously Fired Employees

Congress has sent legislation to the White House that would institute a number of HR requirements for the VA.

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Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

By on July 28, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Bill Advances to Require OPM Action on Official Time

A Bill to require annual reporting on use of official time and other union related items is advancing. It has now passed the House and reported favorably by a Senate committee for consideration.

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Treasury Announces End of myRA Program After $70 Million Loss

By on July 28, 2017 in Agency News, Retirement with 0 Comments
Treasury Announces End of myRA Program After $70 Million Loss

The Treasury Department has announced that it is phasing out the myRA program due to substantial cost overruns and lack of use.

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Senator Wants to Stop the IRS From Rehiring Employees It Fired

By on July 28, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Senator Wants to Stop the IRS From Rehiring Employees It Fired

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) wants the IRS to stop rehiring employees who were let go for performance or conduct problems.

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VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

By on July 27, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Legislation Roundup: Employee Bonuses, Marijuana, and Canine Medical Research

The House issued several votes this week that could potentially impact future regulations at the VA.

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