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State Department urged to beef up mental health support

Foreign Service employees returning from the Middle East may decide not to seek help for emotional problems due to fear of retaliation, officials testify.

TSP board rejects divestiture proposals

Board members strongly oppose legislation that would prohibit investments in companies that do business in countries supporting genocide and terror.

Auditors uncover fraud in federal benefit programs

Inspector general secures the return of more than $106 million to employee health program.

OPM says telework has increased despite appearances

Change in definition accounts for falling numbers; disparities in telework by pay grade remain.

Retiring Women

You’re likely to live a longer and different life than your mother, and you should plan for your retirement accordingly.

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House blocks funding for DHS personnel reforms

Senate committee approves only $5 million of $15 million President Bush requested for the system in fiscal 2008.

Senators urge appropriators to boost SSA administrative funds

Budget resolution calls for an additional $430 million beyond President Bush’s request, to address backlog of disability claims.

Survivor Savings

Employee group representative proposes allowing surviving spouses to hold on to TSP accounts.

Panel approves student loan forgiveness for public servants

Bill seeks to update 1993 law that authorized income-contingent loan repayment programs.

Definition of 'telework,' measure of benefits still lacking

Many agencies don’t have a handle on how many employees actually work away from the office, and lack ways to quantify productivity gains.