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CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

By on October 30, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
CBO’s Improving, Pessimistic View of Social Security’s Future

A new CBO report highlights improvements to the financial health of Social Security but remains pessimistic about its future overall.

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Options for Changing Federal Employee Retirement

By on August 31, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Options for Changing Federal Employee Retirement

Congress is looking for ways to reduce expenses. The $93 billion spent on federal retirement is a big target.

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CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

By on August 21, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
CBO Weighs In on Bill That Would Pay Bonuses to Federal Employees

The CBO has issued its opinion on a bill that would pay bonuses to federal employees who report wasteful spending at their agencies.

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CBO Weighs in on TSP Modernization Act

By on August 17, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
CBO Weighs in on TSP Modernization Act

The CBO has released an analysis of bills that would allow federal employees to make multiple withdrawals from their TSP accounts.

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Federal Employees: Overpaid or Underpaid?

By on April 26, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Federal Employees: Overpaid or Underpaid?

Federal benefits are generally better than benefits offered in the private sector. This accounts for much of the disparity between federal and private sector compensation according to the CBO.

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What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

By on January 9, 2017 in Retirement with 0 Comments
What The Latest Social Security Numbers Mean to You

The author suggests that the consequences of Social Security will arrive much sooner than the experts are predicting and says that we may actually have to repay the Trust Fund.

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CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.

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Worried About Cuts to Your Federal Benefits? Don’t Panic!

By on November 30, 2014 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments

In response to a recent CBO report that recommends various cuts to federal employee benefits, the author advises federal workers not to panic about these recommendations and explains why he thinks they are unlikely to materialize.

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CBO Deficit Reduction Proposals Would Impact Federal Employees

By on November 14, 2013 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

A recent report from the Congressional Budget Office makes a myriad of proposals designed to help put a dent in the growing federal debt, some of which would directly impact federal employees.

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The Politics of Federal Pay Rates

By on November 1, 2012 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Are federal employees paid too much, too little or about the right amount? The gap is growing larger between those that argue feds are over or underpaid.

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