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Lloyd Austin

Defense workers get ethics reminder from DoD secretary

In today’s Federal Newscast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reminding servicemembers and DoD employees about the ethical values of the department.

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Calculating your 2021 take-home pay requires some serious mental gymnastics

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Federal workers could have benefits protected during future government shutdowns

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FILE - In this May 1, 2009 file photo, a CVS Caremark user card is shown in New York.  Walmart is going to continue to participate in the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks. 
Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed.  (AP Photo/Chris Hatch)

Health, life insurance during a shutdown?

During a shutdown, health insurance coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program continue for up to a year for workers in a nonpay status…

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Ron Wyden

Senator wants update on furloughed feds’ health coverage

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is asking the Office of Personnel Management how it’s making sure federal employees furloughed due…

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Your 2019 fed must-do calendar

To kick off the new year, Abraham Grungold in the U.S. Postal Service’s Office of the Inspector General, also a financial coach, developed this must-have calendar for feds and retirees.

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