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The gap in pay between genders is smaller in the federal government than in the private sector, but the Office of Personnel Management and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have reaffirmed their vow to reduce the remaining discrepancy in pay between men and women.
A list of federal agencies that considered or offered buyouts and early retirements in 2011.
The Government Accountability Office joins a growing list of federal departments and agencies that wants to offer early retirements and voluntary separations to its employees. GAO said the move is in anticipation of a smaller 2012 budget.
When times were good having a federal job was nice. When the going got tough, having a federal job was golden. But next, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, comes the political backlash to the point where many feds are having second thoughts about their career goals.(Editor's Note: This column originally appeared July 15, 2011.)
Federal, military and Social Security retirees were delighted last month when it appeared they were on track for a January cost of living adjustment of around 3.3 percent, but Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says living costs are down, believe it or not, and the COLA may be in danger of stalling. (This column originally appeared July 18, 2011.)
What are the financial prospects for the 4,000 furloughed FAA employees and for other feds who might be temporarily laid off when Congress gets back to inaction? Senior correspondent Mike Causey says there are $1,000 no-interest loans coming next week.
Want deficit reduction, a cure for unemployment and longer, silkier eyelashes? It's all there in in the new Congressional-White House compromise, senior correspondent Mike Causey says. But to be safe, check the fine print.
What's the primary difference between a mid-career federal civil servant and a mature turkey? One thing they have in common is a Thanksgiving deadline, senior correspondent Mike Causey says.
Dan Adcock, the legislative director of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association told Federal News Radio that the initial round of budget savings imposed by the debt-limit deal is only the first round of possible cuts to agencies and federal pay and benefits.
Federal workers' pay, pensions and health premiums are on the line and definitely in the line of fire as Congress and the White House limp toward a solution to the debt limit crisis. Federal News Radio senior correspondent Mike Causey wants to know what are the primary targets?
Greg Long, the executive director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, which oversees federal employees' TSP, reassured a House subcommittee that failure to raise the debt ceiling would not affect investments to the G Fund. Because of a 1987 law, even when the Treasury Department stops issuing securities, investors are protected.
The Defense Business Board has proposed major changes to military retirement by transitioning from its cliff-vesting system to a system of yearly retirement contributions deposited into the TSP.
Host Bob Leins is joined by Schaeffer Financial co-founder Karen Schaeffer. They talk about the debt crisis from a financial planner's point of view.
July 25, 2011
The Social Security Administration will close its field offices 30 minutes early, in an effort to save money on overtime.
Tom Trabucco, the director of External Affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, gave Federal News Radio an update on TSP's automatic enrollment plan.
Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, discussed the pros and cons of cashing out a TSP and what to think about when buying an annuity from a private company.
The Thrift Savings Plan is often lauded as the best retirement plan in the country. But there's still some confusion about who's eligible for the TSP and how it works.
Table of TSP June returns.
USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.
Feds who goof off on the job, or who spend all day surfing the net, watching the clock or on personal business are in for trouble. Congress is coming. So why are the vast majority of civil servants not quaking in their boots? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey tells all.