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Amanda Palleschi

Management

Funds roll in for feds hit by Hurricane Sandy

Nonprofit hopes to have additional $35,000 for grants in next few days.

Pay & Benefits

More than 50,000 choose Thrift Saving Plan’s new Roth option

The investment choice now is open to all Defense civilians and service members.

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Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan advisory board considers mutual funds

Move would mean greater freedom for TSP participants -- and also greater risk.

Management

Performance pilot launching at Veterans Affairs

National Cemetery Administration to adopt GEAR program in November.

Management

Lawmakers urged to adopt tighter caps on contractor pay

Limiting annual reimbursements to $230,700 per employee would save billions, advocacy groups argue.

Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan Roth participation grows steadily

About 40,000 federal employees, including Marines, sign up for Roth in its first four months.

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Defense

Officials nab fugitive felon posing as a federal agent

Homeland Security IG works with U.S. Marshals Service and local sheriff’s office to locate impersonator.

Pay & Benefits

Postal Service offers more buyout incentives

APWU-represented clerks, mechanics and others are eligible for up to $15,000.

Defense

Top Veterans Affairs HR exec resigns ahead of IG report

Auditors find misconduct and misuse of taxpayer dollars at two 2011 conferences.

Pay & Benefits

Thrift Savings Plan funds stay in black

All TSP funds post positive returns for second consecutive month.