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Pushing HSAs

Bush administration officials and the Office of Personnel Management are bullish on Health Savings Accounts.

Some TSP services suspended due to Hurricane Ivan

The National Finance Center, which handles administrative duties for the Thrift Savings Plan, narrowly avoided a hit from a hurricane this week.

Officials weigh mandatory retirement age for public safety officials

A Senate lawmaker questions whether compulsory retirement ages still make sense.

Private sector steps in to help agencies with hiring

Agency officials hope the hiring makeovers will yield significant benefits by the end of 2005.

Federal health insurance premiums to rise by 7.9 percent

The OPM announcement marks the first time in four years that the annual increase has not been more than 10 percent.

Unions, Pentagon agree to continue talking about personnel overhaul

Both sides upbeat after a day of discussions about the pending National Security Personnel System.

Overhauling Overtime

Opinions diverge on what will happen if new overtime regulations are applied to the federal workforce.

Debt ceiling showdown could affect TSP investments

Treasury may seek to avoid the limit by temporarily suspending investments in federal retirement funds.

9/11 commissioner pushes Congress to act on recommendations

Former congressman pushes for laws making it easier for the government to hire and retain quality personnel to help fight the war on terrorism.

Senate panel approves military-civilian pay parity

Senate Appropriations subcommittee votes to give federal workers a 3.5 percent pay raise in 2005.