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By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of Nov. 7, 2019.

Senators pen letter EPA urging bargaining

By FEND Staff

A group of lawmakers has penned a letter to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency questioning why the agency ended negotiations with a major federal employees union about new workplace rules that limit the union's ability to represent its employees.

GSA proposing rule about sleeping on the job

By FEND Staff

The General Services Administration is posting a proposed rule to make what you probably thought was the rule, anyway: No sleeping is allowed in your federal workspace.

Traditional TSP Participants Should Understand the Tax Consequences When Transferring Funds to a Roth IRA

By Edward A. Zurndorfer

In September, the Thrift Savings Plan implemented expanded withdrawal options for TSP participants. One of the expanded options allows traditional TSP participants to make multiple transfers of their accounts to “rollover” Roth IRAs. This week’s column discusses the tax consequences and potential penalties that traditional TSP participants should be aware of before performing transfers of traditional TSP accounts to Roth IRAs.

And the crowd goes...

By Mike Causey

Washington, D.C., which includes portions of Maryland and Virginia is the 5th, 6th or 7th largest metro area in the country. Depending on whose numbers you use. And (as is so often true when people use numbers) what you are trying to prove. But whatever, it’s smaller than New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston (by a little). And like most big cities it is many towns and villages within one metro area. Much is made of the fact that metro D.C. has about 14 percent of the federal workforce.

BLM: Administration’s HQ plan moves forward, but employee pushback is growing

By FEND Staff

The administration’s plan to scatter almost most of the Bureau of Land Management’s D.C.-based several hundred employees to the nation’s interior is on the verge of being implemented this month—but a new report on details significant pushback against the move.

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