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The Worried Well class

By Mike Causey

Ever hear the term “worried well” or maybe “the worried well.” If so, do you connect it with Washington? With the home base of your elected and appointed leader? Bear with me for a couple of minutes…

View the September 2, 2019 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff

Census now allowing online applications

By FEND Staff

The U.S. Census Bureau is aiming to become one of the largest part-time “gig” employers in 2020, competing with popular rideshare and e-commerce companies.

AFGE: Social Security hiring freeze cuts experts

By Nathan Abse

In July, the Social Security Administration implemented a partial hiring freeze—and the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents thousands at the agency, is questioning the rationale behind the move.

21 feds receive 2019 Rising Star awards

By FEND Staff

Each year, the Rising Star Awards recognize individuals who are early in their federal IT careers yet already are having an outsized impact. These women and men listed have been selected both for their accomplishments over the past year and for their leadership potential in this community.

Changes Coming to TSP Withdrawal Options

By Edward A. Zurndorfer

This week’s column discusses the changes to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) withdrawal options which will become effective Sept. 15, 2019. Among the major changes are a separated TSP participant’s ability to take multiple partial withdrawals, to take monthly, quarterly or annual payments, as well as to stop, start, or make changes to installment payments at any time.

Immigration judges union pushes back against administration effort to shut them down

By Nathan Abse

This week, Nathan Abse interviews the president of the NAIJ, Ashley Tabaddor, who discusses what she and her union see as the continuing and unacceptable position of the nation’s immigration courts under the control of a law enforcement agency—as well as the unacceptably crushing workload suffered by immigration judges.

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of August 28, 2019.

USDA employees slated to be relocated offered lower buyout amount

By FEND Staff

Those employees at the U.S. Department of Agriculture who are scheduled to be reassigned outside of Washington, D.C., and were offered early buyouts, have been told to expect less than what they were originally offered.

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