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  • Federal workforce diversity improves slightly

    While the federal workforce declined over a one-year period, diversity increased slightly among racial minorities, but the number of women declined, according part two of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report released last week.

  • Union calls for better recruiting outreach

    Only a minority of young adults and school-age children in America have put the federal government on their radar as a desirable employer and future career choice, according to a new survey.

  • Federal Benefits Q&A

    Question: "I am CSRS and eligible for retirement at age 60. My wife is 58, and works in the public sector. We each also have the 40 quarters necessary to qualify for Social Security. I plan to retire at age 62, and my retirement income will be approximately $85K from the CSRS annuity. Will I be able to apply for SS? If so, will I be able to suspend and have my wife draw on this SS when she reaches 62, thus delaying her SS for several years? I have heard that because I am CSRS and have a high income I cannot collect SS, which would affect my wife collecting on mine."

  • Informed Investor: Understanding the basics of good investing : Part II

    This second in a series of columns about how employees can invest in the least costly and most efficient way discusses stock dividends. This week's column examines the different kinds of dividends, important dates associated with dividends, and types of dividends that are not subject to income tax.

  • Labor groups continue fight for higher raise

    Unions are continuing to press for a higher pay raise for federal employees next fiscal year.

  • MSPB issues report on vet preference

    The Merit Systems Protection Board has issued a new report on hiring veterans by federal agencies.

  • Senators pen letter fighting USPS closers

    A bipartisan group of senators has joined in calling for legislation that would prevent any further closures of Postal Service facilities for the next fiscal year.

  • Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

    Share prices as of Aug. 19.

  • Per diem rates announced

    Per diem rates for federal employees will not change for federal employees in FY 2015.

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