Tag: Proposed Legislation

Bill Would Require Agencies to Pay Accrued Interest Resulting from Veterans’ Pension Payment Errors

By on November 17, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Require Agencies to Pay Accrued Interest Resulting from Veterans’ Pension Payment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would protect veterans from having to pay back interest resulting from agency mistakes in the calculation of certain benefits.

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Hatch Drops Catch-Up Contributions Amendment from Senate Tax Bill

By on November 16, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Hatch Drops Catch-Up Contributions Amendment from Senate Tax Bill

An amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill that had the potential to impact federal employees who invest in the TSP has been taken off the table.

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Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

By on November 13, 2017 in Pay & Benefits, Retirement with 0 Comments
Proposed Amendment Would Eliminate Current TSP Catch Up Contributions

A proposed amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill would eliminate current retirement savings catch-up contributions.

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Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

By on November 11, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Bill Would Allow Veterans to Contribute Disability Compensation to the TSP

Recently introduced legislation would give disabled veterans a new option for saving for retirement utilizing the TSP.

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Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

By on November 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Medical Malpractice Coverups at VA Lead to New Legislation

A media investigation highlighting serious problems at the VA has led to introduction of yet another reform bill aimed at fixing some of the agency’s problems.

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VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

By on November 7, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Facing Fallout from Publicity and Scandals

A bill to change how care is provided for American veterans could substantially alter the role of the VA.

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TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress; Heads to Trump’s Desk

By on November 7, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
TSP Modernization Act Passes Congress; Heads to Trump’s Desk

Congress has passed the TSP Modernization Act and it is now on its way to the White House.

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Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

By on November 5, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Extend Probationary Period for New Feds to Two Years

Legislation has been introduced that would extend the probationary period for new federal employees to two years. Would this benefit new employees?

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Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages

By on October 17, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Allow Postal Service to Ship Alcoholic Beverages

Recently introduced legislation would allow the Postal Service to ship alcoholic beverages to consumers.

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Concurrent Budget Resolution Proposes Benefit Cuts for Federal Employees

By on October 5, 2017 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Concurrent Budget Resolution Proposes Benefit Cuts for Federal Employees

The concurrent budget resolution passed in the House proposes significant changes to federal employee benefits. Here is a quick summary.

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