Imagine the financial and emotional hangover you would have today if some, most or all of your retirement nest egg had been invested in the Thrift Savings Plan’s T Fund? That’s “T” for technical stocks.
Nearly four decades and seven presidents since one of Jimmy Carter’s proudest accomplishments — the Civil Service Reform Act, the team of President Donald Trump is set to take a crack at overhauling the government bureaucracy.
Have an employee of the month program at your office? Well now the Trump administration has plans to establish a reward-for-performance system in the government.
There’s talk that some kind of raise, either 1.9 percent by some counts or 3 percent as proposed by congressional friends of feds, could be worked out via the appropriation process after the midterm election. If so, it would be exactly the same raise nonpostal feds got last January.
Federal workers got a 1.4 percent raise in January that was proposed and backed by the president. But the outlook for 2019 was and still is different.
Back in less partisan times, federal and postal unions or at least their elected leaders leaned Democratic and but close ties with key Republicans in Congress, as well as with staffers whose committees dealt with civil service matters.
Readers share their thoughts on how commuter gridlock caused by a potential D.C. Metro system strike would affect agencies’ opinions on telework.
A strike by D.C.-area bus and subway personnel could give opponents of teleworking a taste of what the government would face in the event of a major weather event, natural disaster or terrorist attack.
The two largest white-collar federal unions are challenging provisions in two of the three executive orders President Donald Trump issued in late May. And it could be serious.
Do you remember what your work-wise, midsummer nightmares were this time last year? Even if you were on vacation this time last year, chances are you were thankful that the very real shutdown threatened for April didn’t materialize.
Financial planner Arthur Stein says that “declines are part of the market cycle.” In fact, he counted a historical average of 5 percent declines about three times a year.
With three months left to go in the cost-of-living adjustment countdown clock, federal/military/Social Security retirees are looking at a January inflation-catch up of 2.7 percent.
The White House believes federal unions across the country have been taking taxpayers for a ride using “official” time, which is meant to monitor health and safety issues in contracts, to conduct union business.
Are you a federal employee worried about your mix of TSP funds and retirement nest egg? If so, financial planner Arthur Stein has a couple of simple, ulcer-preventive tips.