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10:07 am, May 25, 2015

Pay and Benefits News

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

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Ghost of Memorial Days' past

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey goes back in time to a Memorial Day when honoring the fallen, not to mention not passing out, was the order of the day.

Friday - 05/22/2015, 03:00am EDT

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

Want to help feds do their jobs? Stop attacking them

The Senate subcommittee that oversees federal management hosted a hearing Wednesday on how agencies can better address 21st century problems. Two employee representatives had an answer for Congress: Stop attacking the federal workforce.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:28pm EDT

Will this be the year Congress overhauls workers' comp?

In the plan: reducing workers' comp for those who reach retirement age and eliminating the additional family benefits that those with dependents now receive.

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 02:18pm EDT

Real victims or self-anointed wimps?

Is fed-bashing, by politicians and the media, worse than ever? Or is life in the federal government so much sweeter than everywhere else, except maybe Wall Street?

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 03:00am 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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Tax-deferred pay raise? No thanks!

More than a quarter of FERS employees are not contributing the full 5 percent salary amount into the TSP. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's a case of free money being turned down for no good reason.

Monday - 05/18/2015, 03:00am EDT

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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When no good deed goes unpunished

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey ponders how bad occurrences may actually lead to positive outcomes, despite what you first might think.

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 03:00am EDT

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

Pay raise: Bad news, good news, back to bad ...

Just as it takes two to tango, the only way to make money in politics, the law and the media is to have at least two sides, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Tuesday - 05/12/2015, 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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Jeff Neal, Senior Vice President, ICF International

Federal employee compensation packages are mostly safe -- for now. A revised budget from the House removes most of the provisions that make federal employees nervous about their retirement savings. Congress now has a chance to make some changes to civilian compensation, and it doesn't have to look far for how to do it. Jeff Neal, senior vice president for ICF International and a former chief human capital officer for the Homeland Security Department, tells In Depth with Francis Rose what Congress should think about.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:12pm EDT
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What's on the menu besides you: Prey or pray?

After weeks of negotiations, the House and the Senate passed a compromise budget. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked the Federal Managers Association to review the plan to see what it means for feds.

Monday - 05/11/2015, 03:00am EDT

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

New reality show: Feds on the edge

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks: How would you like to go to the "office" every day knowing that danger could be lurking anywhere, in many forms?

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 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

Feds/Congress: The Fear Factor

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says Congress and the White House have made his job easier ... namely by giving him plenty of stories to write about that scare federal employees!

Wednesday - 05/06/2015, 03:00am EDT
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