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View the May 18, 2020 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff


SSA employees telework their way through backlog

By FEND Staff

A months-long backlog of claims at the Social Security Administration is being drawn down fast -- and telework has been the key to the turnaround.


House Dems call for retroactive paid parental leave, retaining unused leave

By FEND Staff

Democratic House members are asking for the 12-weeks of paid leave to apply to all federal workers who give birth to, foster, or adopt a child between Dec. 20, 2019, and Oct. 1, 2020.


USPS board names new postmaster general, unions skeptical

By FEND Staff

The Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service announced its unanimous selection of Louis DeJoy as organization’s 75th postmaster general and CEO, but are concerned the choice was political.


FRTIB backtracks on investing in Chinese-linked index fund

By FEND Staff

the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board said it would defer a planned decision to shift its international funds to an index that contained firms with links to the Chinese government.


HEROES Act pushes telework, extends protections to feds

By FEND Staff

The House of Representatives May 12 COVID-19 relief bill appropriates more than $3 trillion for economic rescue of individuals and small business, but it also provides for expanded telework for federal workers and contractors during the coronavirus pandemic.


Use this downtime to review your health insurance

By Mike Causey

No one knows how much premiums -- for the FEHB plan and elsewhere -- will be going up next year, but it could be a lot. And while that could impact most people, it doesn’t have to be that way.


As feds head back to work, questions remain on how COVID-19 spreads

By Nathan Abse

In an interview with one of the country’s top experts on airborne transmission of pollutants and pathogens, FEND explores how feds can minimize the risks of catching and transmitting the virus as they head back to work.


Federal Benfits Q&A

By FEND Staff

How are agency matching contributions treated when there are two subaccounts in the employee TSP account -- a traditional TSP and a Roth TSP?


Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of May 14, 2020.


2020 Digital Almanac

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