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12:13 pm, May 27, 2015

Retirement News

What is the best date for you to retire?

Tammy Flanagan with the National Institute of Transition Planning will answer your retirement planning questions, including how to choose the right retirement date for you.
May 27, 2015

Updated 02 minutes, 06 seconds ago

40 minutes to a richer retirement

By picking the right date, federal employees can maximize their income for that year, minimize taxes for the following year and get the most money out of their unused annual leave, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 05/27/2015, 03:00am EDT

Discussion of TSP issues by the people who know

The Federal Thrift Retirement Investment Board's Greg Long and Kim Weaver join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss the TSP and plans to use a loan from the G Fund to help fund the federal deficit.
May 25, 2015

Monday - 05/25/2015, 09:12pm EDT
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Fed bashing: How bad is it?

Federal Drive host Tom Temin joins Mike Causey to discuss fed bashing and federal job security, and Federal Times senior writer Andy Medici will tell us Congress has in store for feds after the Memorial Day break.
May 20, 2015

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 07:22pm EDT

TSP aims for better customer service, participant education

In a few years the Thrift Savings Plan could feel more like a private plan. With a more participant-focused strategy the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will make a shift to providing greater access and flexibility and a more informative customer service experience.

Tuesday - 05/19/2015, 05:28am EDT

How benefits, financial and tax planning coordinate with each other

Certified financial planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to discuss tax brackets, TSP distributions, retirement tax rates and more.
May 18, 2015

Monday - 05/18/2015, 08:07pm EDT
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Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner, Social Security Administration

At 80-years-old, the Social Security Administration is hardly retiring like the millions of Americans it supports. In fact, it spends a lot of time looking far into the future. Social Security recently released Vision 2025, a living document designed to outline how SSA can accomplish its three main priorities: Better customer service, exceptional employees and organizational innovation. Carolyn Colvin is the acting commissioner of SSA. She joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review more about Vision 2025, and outline what else it can help SSA accomplish.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 09:48am EDT
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Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition Planning

Some longtime federal employees in the Federal Employees Retirement System have access to the FERS Supplement. Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, tells In Depth with Francis Rose when you should use it and why your FERS supplement is different from your Social Security benefits.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:52pm EDT
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Senate panel votes to overhaul military retirement, to cut headquarters spending

The Senate Armed Service Committee's version of the annual Defense authorization bill would revamp military retirement, order DoD to reduce its headquarters and sidesteps sequestration by using the Pentagon's overseas contingency accounts.

Friday - 05/15/2015, 04:23am EDT
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Phased retirement: Is it for you?

NITP Senior Benefits Director Tammy Flanagan joins host Mike Causey for an hour long discussion of the pending phased retirement program.
May 13, 2015

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 05:06pm EDT
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Phased Retirement: When, where and is it for you?

Although phased retirement has been in the works for a couple of years, nobody is sure what it will look like, how it will work and how it may vary from agency-to-agency, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Wednesday - 05/13/2015, 03:00am EDT

Your Next Career: Transitioning from the public sector to the private sector

Executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss how ex-government workers can leverage their federal experience to get jobs in the private sector.
May 11, 2015

Monday - 05/11/2015, 09:14pm EDT
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Tax-free government CD, or peel me another grape!

People under the old Civil Service Retirement System have a little-known perk called the Voluntary Contribution program. Lucky them, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 05/08/2015, 03:00am EDT

What does Congress have planned for you?

NARFE legislative director Jessica Klement and Federal Times reporter Andy Medici join host Mike Causey to discuss proposed benefit cuts for federal workers and retirees.
May 6, 2015

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 05:56pm EDT

OPM lags on retirement processing in April

It's taking longer for the Office of Personnel Management to process retirement claims. By the end of April, OPM had processed less than three-quarters of claims in 60 days or less.

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 11:33am EDT

TSP withdrawal strategies

Financial planning expert Dave Redden joins host Bob Leins to discuss strategies for withdrawing your TSP funds after you retire.
May 4, 2015

Monday - 05/04/2015, 09:55pm EDT
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New board to advise OPM director on federal retirement plans

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta will appoint a board to make recommendations about and advise on issues affecting federal retirement plans.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 05:52pm EDT

TSP rebounds solidly in April

The vast majority of the Thrift Savings Plan funds showed solid returns in the month of April. Only two of 10 funds posted a negative return, which was a solid turnaround from the month of March.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 12:09pm EDT

Special savings plan for CSRS types

How would you like the option to amass a separate tax-free retirement fund in addition to the CSRS annuity you will get when you retire from government? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 05/04/2015, 03:00am EDT

Non-binding budget plan omits retirement contribution hike

Republican leaders in the House and Senate passed a compromise bill that seeks significant cuts to agency operating budgets, while boosting Defense spending. Absent from the non-binding plan is mention of an increase in federal employees' contributions to their retirement plans.

Friday - 05/01/2015, 04:43pm EDT
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