Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

By on September 26, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Should Social Security Benefits Be Taxed?

One Congressman wants to eliminate income taxes on Social Security benefits paid to Americans in retirement.

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6 Federal Retirement Myths

By on September 25, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
6 Federal Retirement Myths

Have you believed one of these myths about federal retirement? The author provides a list of the most common ones he has heard from clients.

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Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

By on September 25, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Hiring Flexibilities May Not Be Enough to Compete For Critical Talent

The author says the federal hiring process is abysmal. He points to recent efforts to hire for cybersecurity positions to highlight problems agencies face as well as their attempted solutions.

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80% Differential in Federal and Private Sector Compensation

By on September 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
80% Differential in Federal and Private Sector Compensation

A new study argues federal workers are paid 80% higher than private sector workers with respect to their total compensation package.

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OPM Reminds Agencies About Emergency Leave Transfers

By on September 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

An emergency leave transfer program is now available for agencies with employees impacted by hurricane Irma.

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How to Pick Smarter Investments in Your U.S. Thrift Savings Plan

on September 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
One financial advisor outlines his recommendations for how to allocate investment selections inside of the TSP.

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2017 Sammies Winners Announced

By on September 22, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Who are the recipients of this year’s Sammies awards? The winners have been announced along with the official ceremony date.

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Facebook Posting Leads to Postal Worker Indictment

By on September 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Posting vacation photos on Facebook was instrumental in an indictment of a Postal worker collecting payments for his medical disability.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Combat Year End Agency Spending Sprees

By on September 21, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Combat Year End Agency Spending Sprees

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has reintroduced legislation that would pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending in their agencies.

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VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

By on September 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Fires Former DC Medical Center Director… Again

The VA announced that it has fired the former DC Medical Center Director for the second time using its authority under the new VA Accountability Act.

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