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OMB adds a twist to two-year goal setting process

Agencies are now being required to set high-priority objectives earlier than usual in an effort to institutionalize and continue progress. Agencies have deadlines in June and July to create goals and implementation plans, according to Lisa Danzig, associate director for personnel and performance at OMB.

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Thrift Savings Plan Ticker
Apr 17, 2015 Close Change YTD
L Income 17.6871 -0.04 1.03%
L 2020 23.4921 -0.13 1.91%
L 2030 25.5963 -0.18 2.34%
L 2040 27.3250 -0.22 2.66%
L 2050 15.5594 -0.14 2.96%
G Fund 14.6973 0.00 0.47%
F Fund 17.1688 0.02 1.68%
C Fund 27.6242 -0.32 0.97%
S Fund 38.3095 -0.52 5.39%
I Fund 26.2768 -0.22 5.70%
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