by clicking on the page. A slider will appear, allowing you to adjust your zoom level. Return to the original size by clicking on the page again.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider on the top right.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field and click on "In This Issue" or "All Issues" to search the current issue or the archive of back issues respectively.
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
this publication and page.
displays a table of sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays thumbnails of every page in the issue. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse through every available issue.
Federal Employees News Digest : Aug 26, 2013
August 26, 2013 Vol. 63, No. 6 8 Visit us on the Internet at www.FederalDaily.com Thrift SavingsPlanSharePrices FUNDS AUG 19 ONE MONTH AGO ONE YEAR AGO G Fund F Fund C Fund S Fund I Fund Lifecycle Funds L Income L 2020 L 2030 L 2040 L 2050 Register free to get rates of return and other TSP info at: www.FederalDaily.com/pages/resources/thrift-savings-plan.aspx 14.1699 14.1443 13.9530 15.4689 15.7088 15.7795 21.0952 21.6404 17.7769 29.2916 30.0930 23.2051 23.3179 22.9247 19.0818 16.3006 16.3420 15.5213 20.3853 20.5327 18.2825 21.5967 21.8078 18.9003 22.6036 22.8690 19.4304 12.6676 12.8289 10.6972 Federal Benefits Q&A Question: “I turn 55 on Aug. 25, and am retiring Aug. 31. I want to make a partial withdrawal from my Thrift Savings Plan account without having to incur the IRS penalty. I think the rule states that you can make a withdrawal without penalty the year you retire at 55. If that is true, from what date will that apply?” Answer: Since you are retiring from federal service the year you are becoming age 55, you are eligible to start making penalty-free (no 10 percent early-withdrawal penalty) withdrawals from your TSP account any time after you retire from federal service (that is, any time starting Aug. 31, 2013). Readers are encouraged to ask questions related to general employee benefits---such as CSRS, FERS, the Thrift Savings Plan, tax and estate planning, insurance, Social Security and Medicare---at the "Federal Benefits Q&A" at www.FederalSoup.com. continued from page 4 perceptions of health status and healthy living in light of the government's efforts to offer health and wellness programs, such as the tobacco cessation benefit offered under all Federal Employees Health Benefit plans. Employees will be permitted to com- plete the 15-minute survey during work hours, OPM said. See the memo at: www.chcoc. gov/transmittals/TransmittalDetails. aspx?TransmittalID=5746. Postal workers to get COLA The American Postal Workers Union announced that career members cov- ered by its contract can expect a $937 increase in pay in September. "This substantial raise is the result of the 2010-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement, which preserved cost-of- living adjustments for our members," APWU President Cliff Guffey said in a statement. "Cost-of-living increases are an important part of our pay package. Combined with percentage pay raises, they help our members achieve finan- cial security." The COLA will be effective Sept. 7 and will show up in Sept. 27 paychecks, the union said. The $36.04 per-pay- period pay hike reflects increases in the cost of living from January to July 2012, and from January to July 2013, APWU said. Other COLAs are slated for March 2014, September 2014 and March 2015. APWU said members also will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase effective Nov. 16, 2013, and a 1 percent increase effective Nov. 15, 2014. Postal support employees, who do not get COLAs, will get additional raises of 2.5 percent effective Nov. 16, 2013, and 2.5 percent effective Nov. 15, 2014. The union also published new pay scales on its website at http://apwu.org/ dept/ind-rel/irpayinfo.htm.
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 2, 2013