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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

    Share prices as of May 27, 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Construction to start on new bio-Lab facility

    The secretaries of Homeland Security and Agriculture broke ground May 27 in Manhattan, Kan., to officially initiate construction of the main laboratory structure for the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.

  • 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?"

  • Border Patrol debuts new Detroit station

    The U.S. Border Patrol on May 28 held a grand opening ceremony for its new $14 million Detroit Sector station.

  • APWU report attacks Staples-Office Depot merger

    The American Postal Workers Union is urging federal authorities to block the proposed merger of office supply retailers Staples and Office Depot.

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