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This series of blog posts have covered the basics of TSP, loans, in-service withdrawals, and different types of TSP accounts. This post looks at post-separation withdrawals. There are two types of post-separation withdrawals; partial and full.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/thrift-savings-plan-loans-withdrawals/
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The federal government has taken an “extraordinary measure” to avoid hitting the debt ceiling by suspending investment into 2 retirement funds for federal employees.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/investment-retirement-funds-suspended/
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A few familiar stories showed up in the 2017 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings: NASA is once again number 1 and the Homeland Security Department is once again at the bottom.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/best-places-work-federal-government/
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Join us TOMORROW at NOON EST for a FREE webinar titled "Social Security Disability vs OPM Federal Disability Retirmeent".


In the FREE webinar, we will help you understand these benefits and how they may apply to your unique situation. We will discuss:

• Basics of Social Security Disability
• Basics of OPM Federal Disability Retirement
• Benefit Offsets and Interactions

https://webinar.ringcentral.com/webinar/register/f144baac7dbfc88c75052d5e0e2c8053
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The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), the agency that oversees TSP operations, is requesting a change to the I Fund Index due to a recent study. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the appropriate indexes to use for the C, F, S, and I Funds.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/proposed-fund-changes-tsp/
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Federal disability retirement has certain requirements you must meet to be eligible. In most cases, that’s simple to do. However, some cases have a bit more gray area. Be sure you know common pitfalls that could occur.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/eligibility-requirements-pitfalls/
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Some federal shared services payroll centers are making small but significant changes to their pay schedule in 2018. These changes can impact TSP contributions, annual leave banks, and other benefits.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/payroll-calendars-tsp-contributions/
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In-service withdrawals are just what they sound like; withdrawals made from your account while still employed. They are available to all active participants. While there is no fee for making an in-service withdrawal, when you make one of these withdrawals, you permanently reduce your account by the amount of the withdrawal and any future earnings you would’ve accrued on that money.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/tsp-loans-withdrawals-refunds-2/
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A bill recently introduced by Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) looks at replacing the Veterans Choice Act. The purpose of it is to establish a permanent VA Care in the Community program and provide a greater choice of medical care to veterans under certain conditions.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/fallout-department-veterans-affairs/
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Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has released his annual report highlighting areas of waste in the federal government. This year’s report, Federal Fumbles Volume 3, lists $473.6 billion in what Lankford says are examples of wasteful and inefficient government spending along with proposed solutions.

https://www.federaldisability.com/blog/2017/12/waste-report-highlights-telework-abuse/
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