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VA calls for its own BRAC process to close outdated facilities

The Veterans Affairs Department says it is spending $24 million per year to maintain facility space it can't use, so it thinks it needs a BRAC of its own.

Exclusive: OMB's Dave Mader: A 'zealot' for shared services

The controller in the Office of Management and Budget says the next two years are critical for financial management shared services.

Senate panel approves bill to make IGs stronger, more transparent

In addition to the IG Empowerment Act, the committee approved eight bipartisan bills, which run the gamut of federal management and workforce issues, from sick leave to car repairs.

Federal agencies open Friday under two-hour delay

Federal agencies in the Washington, DC area are open Friday under a two-hour delayed arrival, and employees have the option for unscheduled leave or telework. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than two hours later than they would be expected to arrive. Federal agencies in the Baltimore area will open at 10 a.m. and employees will have the option of unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.

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Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Mar 05, 2015 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.6324 0.01 1.11%
L 2020 23.3980 0.02 2.36%
L 2030 25.4803 0.03 2.94%
L 2040 27.1916 0.04 3.32%
L 2050 15.4777 0.03 3.75%
G Fund 14.6649 0.00 0.31%
F Fund 16.9313 0.01 1.20%
C Fund 27.8307 0.03 2.58%
S Fund 37.8693 0.11 4.09%
I Fund 25.7263 0.07 7.24%
Closing price updated at approx 6pm EST. each business day. More at tsp.gov.

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