News Briefs: Jan. 9, 2015

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News Briefs

News Briefs


TSP — Active duty? Your Roth contributions may stop unless you act soon. Log into myPay. Click the special Thrift Savings Plan section called “Traditional TSP and Roth TSP.” Then, in the “Contribution from Roth TSP” section, you can enter the percentage of your pay that you’d like to contribute (10 percent, for example). Finally, click “Save” at the bottom of the screen, or you can download Form TSP-U-1 and return it to your service.

Visit www/ (See related story, p. A-4.)

Also, federal employees who will turn 50 during the year are eligible to make TSP catch-up contributions, which are supplemental tax-deferred contributions that employees ages 50 or older (or turning age 50 during the calendar year) can make to the TSP beyond the maximum amount.

Employees can contribute through regular contributions. Visit for the current year’s limit.


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Incoming SMA — Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, selected to become the 15th sergeant major of the Army, will succeed Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, Jan. 30, in Washington, D.C.

At age 42, Dailey will be the youngest Soldier to serve as sergeant major of the Army.




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Groundhogs and Keiki — A Junior Achievement job shadow pilot program for middle school students on Oahu takes place on Groundhog Day.

An employee of a local organization will partner with a student who will shadow that employee throughout the day and receive hands-on mentoring.

The student will have the opportunity to learn about the position and the company, as well as receive valuable educational and career development advice.

Past participating organizations have included those within the health care, hospitality, financial, technology and government sectors. Visit

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AER — Army Community Service begins the 2015 Army Emergency Relief Campaign in Hawaii at Schofield’s Nehelani, 3:30 p.m. The 2015 campaign runs March 1-May 15. Watch this space for updates.

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