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Blended Retirement System has driven participation in Thrift Savings Plan Roth option

1.8 million Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants now use the Roth option, meaning they pay taxes up front. Assets are up 64% since the start of the program. Kim Weaver, Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, said participation in Roth contributions has greatly increased since the Blended Retirement System started […]


Federal classification and pay system needs refresh, says former Office of Personnel Management director

The Office of Personnel Management is working on new guidance on locality pay. Remote work and the pandemic could make the agency rethink who gets paid what to work where. Former Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon said the federal government should update its way of determining employee pay to catch up with the […]


Join Government Matters in fighting blood cancer

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has nominated Government Matters founding leader John Meyer to be this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year. Please click here to read about John’s remarkable story of surviving leukemia and help our team raise money to find a cure for blood cancer. Watch a video about John’s […]


Understanding the Best In Class ratings

Larry Allen, President of Allen Federal Business Partners, explains Best In Class contracts, issues surrounding them and possible solutions


New Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard

Richard Spires, Principal at Richard A. Spires Consulting, discusses his take on the new FITARA scorecard, recommendations to evolve it, and the impact of IT on agency missions


Best practices for boosting morale

Angela Cotellessa, Program Manager of the Center for Leadership Development in the Office of Personnel Management, shares different ways that managers in the federal government can keep employee morale high during the pandemic


Developing new hypersonic technology for the military

Anthony Capaccio, defense reporter at Bloomberg News, discusses the testing of hypersonic weapons for the U.S. military, and major accounting adjustments at the Defense Department.

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