Most Remaining Workplace Covid Policies Ended; Safety Plans to Remain

President Biden has revoked most of the last Covid-related federal workplace policies that had remained on the books even though …More

Special Pandemic-Related Authorities on Leave Revised

Federal agencies are no longer required to — although still may — grant federal employees excused absence to receive vaccinations …More

Federal Employee Benefits Have a Lot of Value When Weighing Public vs. Private

Working for the federal government comes with a lot of perks and benefits. But what if you could get paid …More

FLRA, OGE Nominations to Get Hearing; MSPB Reports Progress on Backlog

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has scheduled confirmation hearings for director of the Office of Government Ethics …More

Rules Finalized on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Accommodations

The EEOC has announced final rules to carry out the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which added to protections for federal …More

COLA Count Hits 1.7 Percent at Halfway Mark

Halfway through the counting period toward the January 2025 federal retirement COLA, the count stands at 1.7 percent, following an …More

MSPB Addresses Awards to Employees Who Win Retaliation Cases

OPM Finalizes Rules against Return of Schedule F

Senate Bill Seeks Greater Scrutiny of Telework Rates, Impact on Operations

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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Extending Working Career May Require Learning New Skills, Says Report

Job prospects for those who wish to extend their working careers into older ages involve both continued ability to perform …More

Helping Your Survivors Manage Your Federal Benefits after Your Death
Refilling the Cash Bucket in Retirement
Report: Options for Shoring Up Social Security Exist but Waiting Makes Them More Painful
How to Fight the Denial of Claims in FEHB, Other Insurance
Replacing an Older Life Insurance Policy
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Federal Manager's Daily Report

VA Cites Growth in Staffing, Processing of PACT Act Claims

The VA says it has processed some 1,150,000 claims under the “PACT Act”—out of some 1.3 million received under that …More

OPM Director to Leave in Upcoming Weeks
GAO: Hundreds of Billions in Federal Program Fraud Likely
FMA President Named Manager of the Year
Bills Advance on Record-Keeping, Procurement, Other Issues
IRS Improving on FOIA Compliance, Report Says
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TSP Investment Report

How TSP Expenses Get Paid (Deducted)

All investments have expenses associated with them, including the Thrift Savings Plan. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a retirement account …More

Lifetime Income Potential of Your TSP
Is Your TSP L Fund Costing You Money?
Direct Transfers Beat 60-Day Rollovers Between IRAs

Armed Forces News

Navy Allows Cell Phone Access to Help Curb Attrition, Cites “Digital Identities”

Navy recruits now are allowed to use their personal cell phones to contact family and friends while in basic training. …More

First M4 Replacements Go to 101st Airborne
Air Force Authorizes Cold-Weather Incentive Pay
Survey Shows Quality-of-Life Uptick, Familiar Challenges
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