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19Oct

2017

The results of the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) show employee responses are moving in a positive direction, OPM announced. Respondents A total of 486,105 employees responded out of the 1,068,151 who received it, a 45.5% response rate—the lowest…

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18Oct

2017

In 2018, federal retirees will receive the largest Cost of Living Adjustment since 2012—2%. This increase applies to all retirees receiving Social Security benefits, not just federal retirees. “[This] announcement was eagerly awaited by millions of Americans who rely on…

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13Oct

2017

The proposed legislation was approved and suggests reducing the mandated interest rate of the Thrift Savings Plan G Fund. The G Fund is made up of government securities and this legislation wants to have its interest rate more adequately match…

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11Oct

2017

Some employee groups say that a proposal to change how the government calculates its contributions to premiums in the federal government insurance program could make healthcare unaffordable for workers and retirees. A report that includes a provision that supports changing…

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10Oct

2017

The six years prior to the formal beginning of the Central Intelligence Agency saw many variations of the agency. Office of Coordinator of Information (COI) Established on July 11, 1941, the COI lasted 337 days. At the beginning of World…

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09Oct

2017

Previous posts have looked at the I fund of the TSP and why people may shy away from investing in it, and at the other funds—G, C, S, F. Now, we will focus on the L funds in the TSP,…

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06Oct

2017

A previous post looked at the I fund of the Thrift Savings Plan. This post will look at a few more of the funds available under the TSP. G Fund—Government Securities Investment Fund The objective of this fund is to…

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05Oct

2017

The Office of Personnel Management announced that federal employees and retirees can, on average, expect to contribute 6.1 percent more toward their health care premiums next year. Those with coverage only for themselves will pay an average of $5.57 more…

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04Oct

2017

Investing, whether in an employer-sponsored retirement program or in stocks and bonds, is risky. Weighing the risk-reward ratio is important in determining where to invest your money. Stocks rise and fall often and learning as much as possible about these…

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03Oct

2017

Numerous senators are calling for major changes at USPS after the agency underestimated its delayed mail by 2 billion pieces. These delays cost the Postal Service $85 million, an August report by the USPS inspector general found. Mail is considered…

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