Monthly Archives: February 2014
I came across a curious policy on TSP.gov, one that I had not seen on an openly available, U.S. government website before. It reads in part: Unless you are a .mil or .gov site, you must have a written agreement in effect with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) in order to link to the TSP website from another website…Once a written agreement is in effect, hypertext links to the TSP website are permitted only if: – The link … moreComments Off on TSP Disallows Links to Website?
We reached the debt ceiling again last Friday, February 7. Treasury had notified Congress two weeks earlier that it “would be forced to use extraordinary measures to continue to finance the government on a temporary basis.” One of these measures is to suspend interest payments to the TSP’s G Fund. Treasury did this as of February 10, according to the Treasury Secretary’s letter to Congress and to a TSP announcement posted today*: “G Fund & the debt limit — (February … more1 Comment
Every government program should be reviewed and evaluated from time to time to revalidate a central question: does the government need to be providing this particular service in this particular manner? Just because the government can provide a specific service, is it best placed to do so? Now might be an opportune time to examine whether the government should be managing the TSP, as running the TSP is getting more expensive each year – and with recent unforeseeable demographic changes … more2 Comments