The Federal Eye: debt ceiling


Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/04/2014

For federal employees, debt ceiling approach follows familiar path

The looming debt-ceiling fight has the feel of deja vu for fiscal crisis-weary feds.

By Eric Yoder  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, G fund, government shutdown, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 10/10/2013

No more operating money available through Thrift Savings Plan

As the government bumps up against the debt ceiling, one place it cannot look for more headroom is the federal employee retirement savings program.

By Eric Yoder  |  09:53 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, G fund, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/21/2013

TSP investment fund again to be used for debt ceiling relief

The government once again plans to resort to a financial maneuver involving federal employee retirement savings pending an increase in the national debt limit.

By Eric Yoder  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, G fund, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Debt ceiling bill would restore G fund, at least for a while

The pending debt ceiling relief bill would end a financial maneuver under way involving the TSP's largest investment fund, although the process might be repeated in a matter of months.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:13 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, G fund, Thrift Savings Plan

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013

10 questions and answers on budgetary threats to federal employees

How the triple threats of the debt limit, sequestration and a government shutdown could affect federal employees.

By Eric Yoder  |  01:55 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, federal employees, furloughs, government shutdown, sequestration

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/18/2013

House GOP's debt-ceiling deal would not postpone sequester cuts

Bill to be considered next week represents a scaled-back strategy that would postpone a debt-ceiling showdown and require the Senate to pass a budget before the next deadline.

By Josh Hicks  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Thrift Savings Plan used for debt ceiling relief

The Treasury Department on Tuesday used a financial maneuver involving the Thrift Savings Plan to free up money to keep the government operating pending an increase in the federal debt ceiling.

By Eric Yoder  |  04:39 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, disinvestment, federal employees, G fund, Thrift Savings Plan