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  • Informed Investor: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities eliminate inflation risk

    Fixed income investments are negatively affected by rising inflation. This week’s column discusses the U.S. Treasury Department’s Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities or TIPS—bonds designed to overcome inflation risk—and examines how TIPS work, how they can be purchased, and why individual investors should consider TIPS for their portfolio.

  • OPM encourages use of pay flexibilities in STEM hiring

    The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies to use available critical position pay authorities to attract needed science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job candidates.

  • VA touts growth of telehealth program

    Department of Veterans Affairs announced that more than 690,000 vets took advantage of its national telehealth programs during fiscal 2014.

  • Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

    Share prices as of Oct. 15, 2014.

  • Millennials pose challenge for government employers

    FEND interviews two distinguished experts -- Kenneth Warren, professor of public administration at St. Louis University; and Richard L. Pacelle, Jr., professor of political science at the University of Tennessee -- to discuss the unique characteristics of the Millennial generation in the federal workplace.

  • AFGE calls for protective gear against Ebola

    The union that represents many of the federal workers who oversee borders and other points of entry into the United States is calling for more training and protective gear to safeguard those employees.

  • DOD employees register lower job satisfaction

    Defense Department employees who responded to the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey indicated slightly lower levels of trust, organizational satisfaction and job satisfaction compared to last year's survey, a department official said.

  • APWU announces 'pecking order' plan for new clerk slots

    The American Postal Workers Union said that it has agreed with the U.S. Postal Service to use a "pecking order" plan to fill 9,000 new clerk positions created by a recent arbitration award.

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: "If I change jobs within the government, will my travel comp and comp time transfer over to the new position?"

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