FEDWeek

Plan Now for Upcoming Withdrawal Changes, TSP Says

New and loosened policies on withdrawing funds from TSP accounts are now only a month away—they take effect September 15—after …More

TSP Policy Changes to Mainly Affect Post-Separation Withdrawals

Changes to TSP policies effective September 15 will primarily affect withdrawals after separation from the government for retirement or other …More

FEHB to Offer New National Plan Design in 2020

The FEHB will offer a new nationwide plan design in 2020, filling the long-vacant slot reserved in the program for …More

Navy Reminds Employees of Policies on Using Personal Accounts

The Navy’s CIO has reminded the agency’s civilian (and military) personnel that they are not to use non-official email, social …More

Production Goals Pressure VA Claims Processors, Audit Finds

Some VA employees involved in processing claims from veterans for emergency care received outside the department’s own system say they …More

SSA Imposes Partial Hiring Freeze

The SSA has imposed a partial hiring freeze, primarily affecting headquarters and regional office positions, saying it wants to “marshal …More

USDA, AFGE Reach Agreement to Soften Impact of Relocations

Raise on the Table but Move for Freeze May Come First

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Federal Retirement & Financial Planning Report

Report Examines What Makes an Age-Friendly Community

With longer life expectancies and more active lifestyles in retirement, retirees deciding whether or not to move—and where to go, …More

Filling the Gaps in Medicare
Naming of an Executor Is an Important Decision
Generation X Faces Tough Finances in Sandwich Years
Estimating Your Retirement Income
In Buying Life Insurance, Be Sure to Define the Need First
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Federal Manager's Daily Report

Key Features of Performance Framework Highlighted

Recent changes to a section of OMB Circular A-11 to turn it into the Federal Performance Framework for Improving Program …More

OPM Loosens Some Restrictions on SES Appointments
Suit Filed over Hatch Act Guidance
Injunction on Executive Orders Left in Place
Bill on Bonuses Likely to Have Little Impact, Says CBO
Federal Labs Stress Everyday Uses for Their Work
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TSP Investment Report

Negative-Yielding Bonds and the I Fund

A curious phenomenon is happening around the world: there is now $16 trillion worth of negative-yielding bonds in Europe and …More

Bill Would Postpone Required Minimum Distributions
Four Percent Draw Down Rule
Drawbacks of a TSP Loan or Hardship Withdrawal

Armed Forces News

New Sailors Could Get Fitness-Tracking Devices

Each Navy recruit who joins the service through the delayed entry program could find an additional item in the first …More

IG: Anti-ISIS Efforts in Philippines Continue
SOCOM Chief Calls for Ethics Review
Airman Receives Distinguished Flying Cross
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