IRS is having trouble outing tax cheats under its own roof

In today’s Federal Newscast, TIGTA found the IRS doesn’t always follow its own procedures for reviewing and adjudicating cases of missed filings or under-reported…

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With threat over for now, Congress to continue push for TSP withdrawal options during future shutdowns

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TSP will allow participants to take loans during next shutdown

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Post shutdown, TSP starts 2019 with relatively positive returns

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Thrift savings plan TSP written on a piggy bank.

TSP planning mid-September launch for new withdrawal options

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TSP planning to add more stock to participants’ L fund investments

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TSP agency has more detail on planned withdrawal changes

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Opting in the TSP’s blended retirement system? Don’t forget to contribute

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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Chuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebook's Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users' photos and other data, at the Facebook site in Prineville, Ore. Facebook frequently defends its data collection and sharing activities by noting that it's adhering to a privacy policy it shares with users. (Andy Tullis/The Bulletin via AP, File)

Historic winds are to blame for recent TSP call center and website outages

A powerful wind storm earlier this month knocked out power at the Thrift Savings Plan’s data center, which left participants without a way to contact the…

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OMB: Taxpayers still gain more than they pay from federal regulations

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from the Office of Management and Budget weighs the costs and benefits of federal regulations.

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A call center operator answers an incoming call on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Utah County Health Department offices in Provo, Utah.  Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

You’re not imagining it. Wait times at TSP call centers are at least 3 times longer than usual

Nearly 120,000 callers spent 5 minutes or longer waiting for a Thrift Savings Plan call representative to pick up the phone last month, a metric that’s well short of the TSP agency’s customer service goals.

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