In today’s Federal Newscast, federal employees are getting an inflation increase when it comes to accepting non-sponsored gifts at widely-attended events and those under the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs is dealing with the pandemic crisis among veterans and the workers treating them.
IT Modernization became an even higher priority for federal agencies once COVID-19 landed on the United States like a ton of bricks earlier this year. Two people leading the IT Modernization charge in the nation’s capital can both be found at the Office of Management and Budget: Federal CIO Suzette Kent and Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Elaine McCusker, DoD’s acting comptroller and chief financial officer, will step down on June 26. She was nominated by President Trump for a permanent position, but it was revoked over reported disagreements about Ukraine.
Federal agencies are updating their infrastructures with the goal to better support improved operational efficiency, user productivity and digital services deployed to the public.
There were not many people who could have foreseen what America would be like, at home and in the workplace, during the first 100 days of the stay-at-home pandemic. But the work Guy Cavallo initiated at the Small Business Administration now seems prescient.
Government agencies, some more aggressively than others, are looking for ways to modernize their digital practices and make them stick.
What Stein can diagnose are sick and healthy financial trends, pointing out that for 11 years, leading up to the virus-driven crash, the stock market was in bull-market territory longer than any time in the country’s history.
Although looking back on the first couple of months of 2020 might seem like the Good Old Days, benefits expert Tammy Flanagan said, “It was already destined to be pretty rocky” being an election year and all. But, then, of course, came the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the past five months, there have been some major changes to the tax code that could impact the amount you pay and how effectively you use the money in your Thrift Savings Plan, if at all.
“The perils of timing the market,” financial adviser Arthur Stein said. “ It’s just extremely hard to do.”
Along with the coronavirus, a sense of mortality is in the air these days. That means tax attorney and estate planner Tom O’Rourke’s voicemail is full, as clients, sometimes in a panic, check in with him, in case they check out.
Now that the shock of the stock market correction has settled in, federal retirement benefits specialist Tammy Flanagan said it imperative to calculate what your net retirement annuity income with be.
If federal workers and retirees found themselves sleepwalking through the last 11 years of Wall Street’s bull market, retirement benefits specialist Tammy Flanagan, says the pandemic-driven stock-market volatility has been “a wake-up call.”