Federal Employee Pay Freeze for 2019?

By on October 24, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employee Pay Freeze for 2019?

Proposed reductions to federal employee pay and benefits are not over. A new document has surfaced with new proposals to reduce federal pay and benefits.

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Postal Service Hopes to Launch Self-Driving Vehicle by 2025

By on October 24, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Hopes to Launch Self-Driving Vehicle by 2025

The Postal Service is working on developing an autonomous vehicle that it hopes to be able to test with its mail delivery services.

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Your TSP Contribution Limit Will be Higher in 2018

By on October 24, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Your TSP Contribution Limit Will be Higher in 2018

The IRS has announced the annual contribution limit to the TSP for 2018.

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New Stock Market High: How Should Federal Employees Invest Now?

By on October 23, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
New Stock Market High: How Should Federal Employees Invest Now?

The stock market is hitting record highs. What actions, if any, should federal employees take in view of higher stock prices?

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A Pending Supreme Court Case Calls Constitutionality of Administrative Law Judges’ Decisions into Question

By on October 23, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
A Pending Supreme Court Case Calls Constitutionality of Administrative Law Judges’ Decisions into Question

Are administrative law judges allowed to issue final decisions in adjudicative and administrative hearings? The Supreme Court is looking at the issue.

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Retirement Success Habit: Getting Your TSP Ready For 2018

By on October 22, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement Success Habit: Getting Your TSP Ready For 2018

The IRS has announced the TSP contribution limits for 2018. Here are some tips on maximizing your retirement savings in the TSP.

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4 Takeaways from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

By on October 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
4 Takeaways from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results

The author highlights four key points from the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey that he feels stand out above others.

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Does Your Unused Sick Leave Count Towards Your Retirement Eligibility?

By on October 19, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Does Your Unused Sick Leave Count Towards Your Retirement Eligibility?

How is your unused sick leave factored into your annuity calculation? The author clarifies what he says is a frequent misconception among federal employees.

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How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

By on October 19, 2017 in Q&A, Retirement with 0 Comments
How Do I Know What I Will Receive in Social Security Benefits?

How do I figure out what I will actually receive in Social Security benefits if I retire at age 55?

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Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

By on October 18, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Federal Retirees: Will You Receive a Full or Prorated COLA?

The 2018 COLA increase will be reflected in payments for federal retirees in January 2018. Some will receive a full COLA; others will receive a prorated COLA.

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