Coronavirus and the Federal Community

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TSP stock investors smiling again

By on July 2, 2003 in Retirement with 0 Comments

TSP stock funds are up again in June.

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Modify Federal Hiring Process Says GAO

By on July 1, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

The federal hiring process has numerous problems. OPM is taking action to try and fix these problems. GAO has recommendations for making it more efficient as the number of government hires is expected to continue increasing.

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Want to Transfer Funds in Your TSP? Forget About It!

By on June 26, 2003 in Current Events, Retirement with 0 Comments

The new TSP system went online this week. Investors who used the site are generally not happy with the results.

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Presidential Preference: Feds Differ From Most Americans

By on June 24, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A recent Fedsmith.com poll showed most readers support Democratic candidates. Results are considerably different than nationwide polls showing strong support for the President.

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Agencies Get Greater Authority To Offer ‘Early-Outs’ To Employees

By on June 19, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Agencies have greater authority to offer early-outs to employees under a new interim regulation issued by OPM.

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TSP Record Keeping System Goes Online

By on June 16, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

TSP investors can now access their accounts through the Internet with faster processing time and daily updates to their accounts.

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Does the Civil Service System Need to be Changed? Readers Speak Out

By on June 15, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Most Fedsmith.com readers oppose the civil service changes proposed for the Department of Defense. At least some readers oppose the change with an incomplete understanding of these changes. Readers also expressed a strong distrust of managers and political leaders in government.

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OPM issues interim regulations to give agencies more HR authority

By on June 14, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM has issued new regulations giving agencies more human resources authority. OPM is seeking comments on the interim regulations.

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Retirement: It Could Be Heaven or It Could Be Hell

By on June 11, 2003 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Take stock of what you plan to do after you retire. You will be a happier person if you honestly answer a few questions and base your decisions on those answers.

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GAO to OPM: Give Agencies More Flexibility in Human Resources

By on June 9, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO looks at the role played by the Office of Personnel Management in changing the human resources structure in the Federal government.

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