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  • Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

    Share prices as of May 27, 2015.

  • OIG: USPS can offer slate of financial services

    The U.S. Postal Service, hobbled for years by falling first-class mail volume and other revenue handicaps, could start to turn a corner by moving into financial services, according to a recent official report

  • No agreement in APWU labor talks

    Contract negotiations between the American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended without an agreement on May 27, the parties announced.

  • Informed Investor: Service credit payments for civilian service: Part I

    Some CSRS and FERS employees performed service for the federal government for which no retirement contributions were deducted from their paychecks. This is called nondeduction service. This first of a series of columns discussing nondeduction service examines the consequences of nondeduction service performed by CSRS employees before Oct. 1, 1982.

  • AFGE: 13 new pay localities in 2016

    New pay localities will be established in 13 cities in January 2016, a federal employee union reported last week.

  • USPS halts facility closures

    The U.S. Postal Service last week said it has postponed the closures and consolidations of postal processing facilities scheduled for this year under its Phase II-2015 Network Rationalization Consolidation initiative.

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: "I am 58 and am eligible for an immediate annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System, so I would receive the FERS supplement until age 62. My husband passed away and I know that I cannot receive any survivor benefits until age 60. If I were to wait and retire under FERS at age 60, can I receive my FERS pension with the FERS supplement and also receive a Social Security survivor benefit?"

  • OPM: Feds still banned from marijuana use

    The Office of Personnel Management reacted this week to the decriminalization of marijuana use in several states by issuing a memorandum that reiterates federal policy forbidding federal employees from using the drug in any location, whether on or off duty.

  • Extended APWU-USPS labor talks fall through

    The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service ended contract negotiations on May 27 without coming to an agreement, the parties announced.

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