Government Executive - Authors - Amanda Palleschi, 01 Nov 2012 16:53:56 -0400Maryland lawmakers urge Treasury to halt relocation of 450 jobs would move FMS employees out of the area.Amanda PalleschiThu, 01 Nov 2012 16:53:56 -0400 Ben Cardin, D-Md.Charles Dharapak/AP File PhotoThrift Savings Plan funds make few, if any, gains in October basic funds post tiny increases and two fall into the red.Amanda PalleschiThu, 01 Nov 2012 15:10:56 -0400 & BenefitsKateryna Larina/ Thrift Savings Plan closed for Hurricane Sandy, along with the financial markets and transfers delayed until Oct. 31.Amanda PalleschiTue, 30 Oct 2012 15:00:15 -0400 & Benefitswrangler/ Funds roll in for feds hit by Hurricane Sandy hopes to have additional $35,000 for grants in next few days.Amanda PalleschiTue, 30 Oct 2012 14:33:56 -0400 IMAGES/ Unnamed top USPS official’s compensation exceeds legal limit, IG says Service at odds with IG over maximum compensation rules.Amanda PalleschiFri, 26 Oct 2012 16:48:39 -0400 & BenefitsCharles Dharapak/AP file photoEmployees can contribute more to their Thrift Savings Plans in 2013 adjusts investment caps to account for inflation.Amanda PalleschiTue, 23 Oct 2012 14:19:27 -0400 & Benefitskaren roach/Shutterstock.comMore than 50,000 choose Thrift Saving Plan’s new Roth option investment choice now is open to all Defense civilians and service members.Amanda PalleschiMon, 22 Oct 2012 15:59:37 -0400 & BenefitsThinkstockThrift Savings Plan advisory board considers mutual funds would mean greater freedom for TSP participants -- and also greater risk.Amanda PalleschiMon, 22 Oct 2012 15:55:34 -0400 & BenefitsJohnKwan/Shutterstock.comPerformance pilot launching at Veterans Affairs Cemetery Administration to adopt GEAR program in November.Amanda PalleschiThu, 18 Oct 2012 17:39:49 -0400 urged to adopt tighter caps on contractor pay annual reimbursements to $230,700 per employee would save billions, advocacy groups argue.Amanda PalleschiThu, 18 Oct 2012 16:58:00 -0400 spent 13 times as much on 2010 conference as GSA spent in Vegas says comparing the two events would be 'misleading.'Amanda PalleschiTue, 16 Oct 2012 15:13:47 -0400 ArmyMost feds get an extra pay period’s worth of leave this year policies remain in effect.Amanda PalleschiMon, 15 Oct 2012 15:41:13 -0400 & Benefitssergign/Shutterstock.comThrift Savings Plan Roth participation grows steadily 40,000 federal employees, including Marines, sign up for Roth in its first four months.Amanda PalleschiThu, 11 Oct 2012 14:19:07 -0400 & BenefitsThinkstockMilitary families must pay to extend TRICARE coverage to adult dependents has deterred service members from exercising the option.Amanda PalleschiWed, 10 Oct 2012 16:55:00 -0400 & BenefitsThinkstockOPM: Feds should ‘rarely’ need time off to vote outlines rules for excused absences on Election Day.Amanda PalleschiTue, 09 Oct 2012 14:33:00 -0400 S./Shutterstock.comThousands of USPS mail handlers and postmasters accept separation incentives of about 7,000 is close to Postal Service projections.Amanda PalleschiFri, 05 Oct 2012 16:47:00 -0400 & BenefitsDamian Dovarganes/AP file photoOfficials nab fugitive felon posing as a federal agent Security IG works with U.S. Marshals Service and local sheriff’s office to locate impersonator.Amanda PalleschiThu, 04 Oct 2012 14:54:00 -0400 Service offers more buyout incentives clerks, mechanics and others are eligible for up to $15,000.Amanda PalleschiTue, 02 Oct 2012 15:11:00 -0400 & BenefitsSeth Perlman/APTop Veterans Affairs HR exec resigns ahead of IG report find misconduct and misuse of taxpayer dollars at two 2011 conferences.Amanda PalleschiMon, 01 Oct 2012 15:16:47 -0400 Savings Plan funds stay in black TSP funds post positive returns for second consecutive month.Amanda PalleschiMon, 01 Oct 2012 12:02:46 -0400 & BenefitsPavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.comUSPS advised to delay facility closures won’t save as much as projected, PRC determines.Amanda PalleschiFri, 28 Sep 2012 18:07:43 -0400 Thompson/APOne in eight feds have witnessed workplace violence in past two years perpetrators had connection to workplace.Amanda PalleschiFri, 28 Sep 2012 17:43:32 -0400 & BenefitsThinkstockState government employees out-earn private sector peers by 6 percent, study finds over the public-private compensation gap extends to the state level.Amanda PalleschiThu, 27 Sep 2012 17:05:00 -0400 & BenefitsMaciej Walczak/Shutterstock.comUSPS prepares for second default in two months service and current retiree health benefits will be unaffected.Amanda PalleschiWed, 26 Sep 2012 17:02:29 -0400 Darrell Issa, R-Calif., was unable to get postal reform in the six-month budget Congress recently passed.J. Scott Applewhite/APTSP board finds a ‘happy medium’ with the fiscal 2013 budget will increase, but not by as much as requested -- for now.Amanda PalleschiMon, 24 Sep 2012 16:42:35 -0400 & BenefitsGregory Long, executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment BoardU.S. Senate committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs