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12:23 am, April 28, 2015

Pay and Benefits News

Understanding financial literacy

NITP federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk joins co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you can do to improve your financial literacy.
April 27, 2014

Monday - 04/27/2015, 06:24pm EDT
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TSP board defends delays in cyber fixes

Participants in the Thrift Savings Plan might not like to hear their accounts don't have all the recommended cybersecurity protections they need. But the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is taking its insider threat security development so seriously, it's putting its own cybersecurity testers through the ringer.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 01:55pm EDT
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Fed Fear Factor: Back to the Future

Feds beware. Everything old -- whether it's good or bad -- can be new again, warns Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:00am EDT

20 years later: An update on the orphans of Oklahoma City

Steve Bauer, executive director of the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, joins host Mike Causey to give us an update on the two hundred children who were given college scholarships after losing at least one parent in the Oklahoma City bombing.
April 22, 2015

Wednesday - 04/22/2015, 05:23pm EDT

With online learning for feds, OPM sees narrowed skills gap

Following up on the success of its first continuing education program, the Office of Personnel Management on Monday announced its partnership with Champlain College, a 137-year-old private college based in Burlington, Vermont. Federal workers and their spouses will be able to enroll in degree or certificate programs before the start of the summer 2015 semester. The admission deadline is June 5.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 11:26am EDT

CSRS people: Endangered species?

If there were an endangered species list for occupations, more than 300,000 federal workers would be on it. Senior correspondent Mike Causey has tracked them down.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:00am EDT

Estate planning missteps and how to avoid them

Attorney Megan Schaeffer and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer join host Bob Leins to discuss what happens when you don't create an estate plan for your family.
April 20, 2015

Monday - 04/20/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Military associations embrace some compensation and retirement recommendations

Five military associations are calling on the House Armed Services Committee members to take a closer look at several of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission's recommendations.

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:25am EDT

Answers to your questions about long term care insurance

Joan Melanson, director of program promotion for Long Term Care Partners, joins host Mike Causey to discuss why feds should enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 15, 2015

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

The top 6 financial planning questions

Joe Sullender, managing director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and host Bob Leins answer the most-asked financial planning questions.
April 13, 2015

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT

Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

The House and Senate budget plans for fiscal 2016 could transform the federal workforce. The House plan would save $281 billion over ten years through staffing cuts and benefits reform. The Senate plan would save $170 billion in similar ways. Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former chief human capital officer of the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about his predictions for some potential consequences of the budget plans at your agency.

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:53pm EDT
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Surviving at the bottom of a legislative volcano

Being a fed is like living in a nudist colony at the base of a dormant but still active volcano. Or being in an all-glass group house. The scenery is great, but you never know who or what's out there, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Friday - 04/10/2015, 02:27am EDT

Death by a thousand cuts or improving the civil service?

There are a lot of proposals floating around Washington that purport to be solely for cost savings or making government more efficient. Jeff Neal, a former chief human capital officer, examines these claims in a new commentary.

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 06:00am EDT

Obama's family-friendly work policies put to the test at White House

2 senior Obama aides expecting babies, a test of his call for more family-friendly workplaces

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 06:24am EDT

Doomsday: Will you be on the bus or under it?

People always seem to be predicting doom and gloom. But, after one look at what lawmakers have in store for federal employees in their budget plans, some feds are starting to prepare for the worst, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 03:00am EDT

Personal finance preparations before and during retirement

Career transition coach Mike Townshend joins hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you should consider as you plan for your retirement.
April 6, 2015

Monday - 04/06/2015, 06:55pm EDT
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Spring break for feds

It's spring break for federal workers and retirees, mainly because Congress is out of town, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/06/2015, 03:00am EDT
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