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

About 20,000 new opt-ins to the blended retirement system aren’t taking full advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan and its benefits.

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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

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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

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