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Amelia Gruber

Senior Editor Amelia Gruber covered management and contracting for Government Executive for three years before becoming an editor. She also has worked as an editor at Roll Call newspaper and as a research assistant at the Urban Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, with a major in economics, and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Senator: Address the Obamacare Exception for Hill Staffers, Or I’ll Keep Blocking OPM Nominee

May 12, 2016 A Republican senator on Wednesday dug in his heels further in opposition to confirming Beth Cobert as director of the Office of Personnel Management, reiterating his criticisms of OPM’s role in allowing congressional offices to sidestep an Obamacare provision that requires lawmakers and their staffs to obtain their health insurance...

OPM Risks Paying Workers’ Comp for Employees Who Are No Longer Injured

May 11, 2016 The Office of Personnel Management may inadvertently be paying workers’ compensation to employees who no longer qualify for the benefit, the agency’s watchdog concluded in a new report. “OPM’s long-term [Federal Employees Compensation Act] cases may be vulnerable to possible fraudulent payments,” the inspector general’s report stated. “During our evaluation,...

TSP Funds Grow for Second Month in a Row

May 2, 2016 The retirement funds in the federal employee Thrift Savings Plan all ended April in the black, following a solid performance in March as well. The international stocks in the I Fund grew the most for April, gaining 1.89 percent. The I Fund was still slightly in the red for the...

TSP Rebounds in March

April 1, 2016 The retirement funds in the federal employee Thrift Savings Plan finally had a good month. After spending three months almost entirely in the red, all of the TSP offerings grew in March. The S Fund, invested in the stocks of small and midsize companies, grew the most for the month,...

TSP Funds Show Slight Signs of Improvement in February

March 1, 2016 February was slightly better than January for the funds in the federal employee Thrift Savings Plan, but it still was not a great month for retirement investments. International investments in the I Fund and common stocks in the C Fund again ended the month in the red. The I Fund...

How Many Jobs Would Obama’s Budget Add at Your Agency?

February 9, 2016 President Obama’s $4.1 trillion fiscal 2017 budget proposal released Tuesday would add 30,700 jobs to the federal civilian workforce, marking a 1.5 percent increase over estimated employment levels this year. That is just slightly lower than the 1.6 percent increase Obama requested in the fiscal 2016 budget. The biggest percentage...

Another Grim Month for TSP Returns

February 1, 2016 All of the stock-based funds in the federal employee 401(k)-style retirement program closed out January in the red. The Thrift Savings Plan’s S Fund, invested in small and midsize companies, lost the most ground. It was down 8.72 percent for January, and its performance over the past 12 months was...

Here’s Everything Feds Need to Know About Tuesday’s GOP Debate

November 10, 2015 The eight Republican presidential candidates leading in the polls took the stage during prime time on Tuesday evening for their fourth debate focused on the U.S. economy, hosted by the Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal. The candidates touched on a range of topics affecting federal employees, including...

Senators Want to Make Sure Federal 'Tax Cheats' Don't Get Bonuses

October 30, 2015 A bipartisan group of senators is resurrecting an effort to ensure that federal employees who are delinquent on their taxes or engaged in other types of misconduct do not get bonuses. The No Bonuses for Tax Cheats Act requires the Treasury secretary to withhold bonuses from Internal Revenue Service employees...

Retirement Savings in TSP Have a Bad Month, Again

October 1, 2015 August was a bad month for the retirement funds in the federal employee Thrift Savings Plan, and September was not a whole lot better, according to monthly returns released Thursday. The only two offerings that ended last month in the black were government securities, which grew 0.18 percent for September,...

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