The government shutdown deadline is right around the corner. The good news? Congress has learned a few things from the last shutdown, bringing the tiniest bit of certainty to feds with their back pay and health insurance the next time it happens again.
The long-running vacancies at the Merit Systems Protection Board qualifies as a scandal.
While members of Congress and the White House are using the threat of a shutdown to win a budgetary or political victory, the pawns are you.
Have your career plans changed some, a lot or completely since the COVID pandemic? Has the retirement tsunami, first predicted in the 1990s, actually started?
Currently, most feds in retirement left under the CSRS program so they get full COLAs. But the overwhelming majority of people working for Uncle Sam now are under the FERS program.
Employees and contractors are entering uncharted territory with the new federal vaccine mandate, bringing anxiety to some who wonder whether it'll prompt firings, retirements and departures for the resistant.
For contractors and feds alike, the waiting for final COVID rules and protocols is as bad as what the rules might be.
Time, especially for federal workers under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), can be on your side. If you plan wisely and begin early.
What’s a TSP investor do? Plan ahead and don’t panic is what most of the pros say. But knowing what you should do during the next stock market crash and doing it are two very different things.
The Senate returns to Capitol Hill this week with a mountain of work, and less than three weeks to prevent a government shutdown.
9/11 more than anything accelerated changes that had been in motion for some time, even decades.
For somebody with a long retirement horizon ahead of them, deferring Social Security until age 70 could boost their benefit 68%. Tough call. But one worth considering very carefully.
Is it safe to put your retirement nest egg in the never-has-a-bad-day (or many good days) G fund? Or go for the stock index or L funds which go up and down but mostly up in recent years?
If the 2022 mid-term elections are as energized as some experts predict, it could produce a Congress that might repeal or modify two 1980s laws.
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