Congress Takes Up Leave, Ethics Issues as Wait Continues for Budget, Telework Guidance

With the Biden administration having provided only an outline of a budget for the upcoming fiscal year, much of the …More

Paid Leave Available for Vaccination Side-Effects

Federal agencies “should grant” employees who suffer adverse side-effects of a Coronavirus inoculation up to two workdays of administrative leave, …More

DoD Employees Generally May Not Be Asked about Vaccination Status

The Defense Department has set limits on the circumstances in which management may ask civilian employees about whether they have …More

OPM Continues Trump-Issued Policies on Job Qualifications, Candidate Assessments

OPM has told agencies to continue to work toward implementing an executive order issued by President Trump downplaying the roles …More

Bill Would Affect TSP Policies; RMDs, Limits

A bill (HR-2954) newly offered by the leaders of the House Ways and Means Committee would revise several retirement savings …More

House to Consider Expanding Pregnancy-Related Protections

The House is set to vote this week on HR-1065, which would expand workplace protections for pregnancy, childbirth or related …More

Case Involving Scope of Whistleblower Protections Returned to MSPB

Calls Grow for Returning More Federal Employees to Their Regular Worksites

$570M Emergency Leave Fund Now Available for Federal Employee Use

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Federal Manager's Daily Report

Union Urges DoD to Rethink Use of Special Personnel Authorities

The AFGE union has urged the Defense Department to reconsider its use of the numerous special hiring and other personnel …More

Personnel Management, Other Bills Introduced
GAO Raises Issues of Federal-Contractor Mix in Key DoD Office
Review of Wildland Firefighter Policies Requested
OMB Solicits Public Input on Advancing Equity in Government Programs
Hill Leaders Want to See Administration’s Ideas on IDEA Act
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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Lifecycle Funds Proving Popular at TSP, Elsewhere

Lifecycle funds are growing in popularity for retirement investing in the private sector as well as in the TSP, where …More

Checking Your Eligibility for FEGLI Coverage in Retirement
Don’t Overlook How Taxes Erode Retirement Income, Report Says
CRS Revives Issue of Disability Retirement vs. Long-Term Disability Compensation
Using Existing Benefits for Non-existent Short-term Disability Insurance
What to Consider for Investment Property
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TSP Investment Report

How the TSP Has Changed Over the Years

There have been many changes to the Thrift Savings Plan over its 34 year history, and there will be more …More

Inheritance and TSP Beneficiaries
Undoing a Roth Contribution; Recharacterization
TSP Account Balances Coming of Age

Armed Forces News

$113.1 Billion Discretionary VA Bill for ’22 Submitted

The Biden administration’s proposed $113.1 billion spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs addresses delivery of health-care services, homelessness, …More

CNO Focuses on Readiness, Capabilities, Capacity
Army Pushes Back Against Vaccine Misconceptions
Space Command Outlines Intel Driven Priorities
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