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May 27, 2012

TSP hit by sophisticated cyber attack - personal information stolen


Hackers hit Thrift Savings Plan


'...A cyber attack has potentially stolen the personal information of as many as 123,000 government employee Thrift Savings Plan participants, according to Reston-based Serco Inc., which supports the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board....'


Reference: www.bizjournals.com
Tags: TSP, Cyber attack,

May 21, 2012

Telecommuting progressing in federal workforce


Movement to telework gaining a foothold in federal agencies


'...Federal agencies are leading the way in telecommuting, according to the Alexandria, Va.-based Telework Exchange’s (TE) report...'


Reference: govpro.com
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May 18, 2012

Social Security Benefits & Taxes


Social Security Benefits & Taxes


'...after years of paying income taxes on your “contributions” you are ready to retire and collect the benefits—only to find out that they may be taxable! It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Well, here’s how...'


Reference: socialsecuritynewsgroup.blogspot.com
Tags: income taxes, social security benefits

May 10, 2012

House approves pay cut for Federal Employees ...at least that's what it amounts to


House action amounts to federal pay cut


'...pay an additional 5 percent of salary for retirement benefits, with no increase in those benefits in new bill. “After this goes into effect, they will in fact not have as much take-home as they did the day before,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) acknowledged on the House floor....'


Reference: www.washingtonpost.com
Tags: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif),