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By FEND Staff


Tangherlini asks feds to hold tight

By FEND Staff

Former Administrator of the General Services Administration Dan Tangherlini reached out to current federal employees in a recent opinion piece.


A nation divided...

By FEND Staff

What if Congress got a tip that there was a federal agency, maybe two, where the top executives took weeks of vacations each year, often only worked a three-day week, gave rank-and-file employees few work rights, didn’t allow union representation and — I almost forgot — haven’t done what they are paid to do for decades?


DOE rejects Trump request

By FEND Staff

A request by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team regarding a particular group of federal employees has left the federal workforce feeling a bit “unsettled."


President to feds: Thank you

By FEND Staff

President Barack Obama on Dec. 13 issued a video message thanking federal employees for their service and released a list of accomplishments made by the workforce that have positively impacted the rest of country.


Annual best places to work report shows improvement in employee engagement across agencies

By FEND Staff

The Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte just published their annual Best Places to Work report—and it shows for a second year in a row, employee engagement continues to improve.


Informed Investor: TSP Contribution Limits Remain Unchanged for 2017

By FEND Staff

The IRS announced that there will be no changes as to how much employees can contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and to IRAs during 2017. This week’s column discusses the changes to the TSP and to IRAs taking effect in 2017, including higher income eligibility limits for contributing to deductible traditional IRAs and to Roth IRAs.


NDAA OK'd by Senate

By FEND Staff

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a pay increase for military personnel, a new policy on paid administration leave and prohibits another round of base closings, passed the Senate last week.


Thrift Savings Plan Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Share prices as of Dec. 19, 2016.


Federal Benefits Q&A

By FEND Staff

Question: If you are a veteran, and have VGLI, can you get and keep FEGLI?


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