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Protests against postal retail program expand

By FEND Staff

Postal labor unions are widening their protests against the U.S. Postal Service’s program to farm out retail sales to non-postal employees working at mail counters in Staples office supply stores.


Informed Investor: Take precautions when naming a young child as an IRA beneficiary

By Edward A. Zurndorfer

e of the greatest gifts a parent or grandparent can give a young child is an IRA beneficiary designation. This week’s column discusses the advantages of a young child being named as a beneficiary of an IRA, including what IRA owners should do to protect their IRA legacy when naming a young IRA beneficiary.


Survey shows falling opinion of federal government

By FEND Staff

A survey of likely U.S. voters reveals that a rising number of them do not trust or may fear the federal government.


Insight by Mike Causey: Pay day blues

By Mike Causey

Is the government's sudden interest in pay equity just another example of Washington navel-gazing? Is it another pre-election exercise designed to corral the so-called women's vote? Or could it actually lead to major changes, in and out of government, and new ways of quantifying the worth and value of different jobs in different professions? Or maybe it's none of the above ...


GSA project will reduce rented space

By FEND Staff

The General Services Administration announced a $70 million real estate consolidation project aimed at trimming back the government's workspace footprint by more than half a million rented square feet


Federal Benefits Q&A

By FEND Staff

Question: "If a TSP account is passed on to a beneficiary, is it taxed as part of an estate or income?"


State Dept. chooses Va. site for new training center

By FEND Staff

The State Department has selected a site about 40 miles southwest of Richmond, Va., to be the home of its new Foreign Affairs Security Training Center


Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Share prices as of April 22, 2014.


OPM debuts educational partnership with UMUC

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management announced it has entered a new educational alliance with University of Maryland University College.


Budget cuts hinder IRS performance, GAO says

By FEND Staff

Budget cuts have had a negative impact on the IRS operations, according to a Government Accountability Office performance audit of the agency.


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