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DoD's 2014 budget: Fewer civilians, higher retiree health fees

The Defense Department's 2014 budget proposal reduces the size of the civilian workforce slightly, increases TRICARE premiums, and requests another round of base closures. It also calls for a slight raise for both civilian employees and uniformed servicemembers. The budget significantly exceeds the Defense spending caps in current law.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 12:52pm EDT

Leaner retirement in the works

In your golden retirement years, will you be dining on steak or Hamburger Helper? Some people say the latter may be on the menu thanks to a White house plan to trim future cost-of-living-adjustments for federal, military and Social Security retirees, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 02:00am EDT

Retirement twilight zone

Bob Leins hosts a roundtable discussion of some strange but true retirement planning stories.
April 8, 2013

Monday - 04/08/2013, 09:59pm EDT
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Federal retirements exceed expectations for third straight month

For the third month in a row, the number of federal employees filing retirement claims outpaced the Office of Personnel Management's projections. OPM received 10,183 retirement claims in March, more than double the number it expected to receive, according to new OPM data..

Friday - 04/05/2013, 02:39pm EDT

Furloughs, sequestration, and five day delivery

AFGE's J. David Cox, and Federal Times Senior Writer Sean Reilly will talk about the impact of sequestration and the possiblity that federal workers will be furloughed.
March 27, 2013

Wednesday - 03/27/2013, 06:52pm EDT
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Retirement twilight zone

Bob Leins hosts a roundtable discussion of some strange but true retirement planning stories.
March 25, 2013

Monday - 03/25/2013, 09:59pm EDT
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Fighting furloughs and freezes

NARFE's Jessica Klement and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, will discuss pending legislation on Capitol Hill, that affects federal workers.
March 20, 2013

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 07:03pm EDT
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Vampires and a retirement offer to die for...

What do vampires have to do with a long-lived urban myth about a super-secret federal retirement plan? The short answer is that both are very hard to put to rest, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. But here goes, again ...

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Early-outs without a buyout - would you bite?

There was a time when no self-respecting federal worker would take an offer to retire early unless it was accompanied by a $25,000 buyout. But after two-plus years of a pay freeze and furloughs in the forecast, attitudes may have changed, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 02:00am EDT

So you've retired...now what?

Retirement coach Mike Townshend talks about what feds should think about as they plan for their retirement.
March 18, 2013

Monday - 03/18/2013, 09:59pm EDT
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2014 budget battle lines drawn around federal pay, benefits

When it comes to the federal workforce, the competing House and Senate budget plans differ greatly in tone and style. But when it comes to making the federal government run more efficiently and finding cost-savings in federal operations, the two plans are more alike than you might think.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Furloughs, buyouts, & retirement surge

Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler, and Sean Reilly and Stephen Losey from the Federal Times, join host Mike Causey to discuss a wide range of issues affecting federal workers.
March 13, 2013

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 06:57pm EDT
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Sequestration and your finances

Certified Financial Planner John Jilek answers your questions about how sequestration and furloughs would affect your TSP.
March 11, 2013

Monday - 03/11/2013, 09:41pm EDT
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Upsurge in February retirements causes backlog to balloon

The number of federal employees filing retirement claims last month spiked to more than 20,000 -- nearly four times what the Office of Personnel Management projected, according to new OPM data released Tuesday.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 04:48pm EST

TSP funds see small gains in February

The rate of growth in the Thrift Savings Plan funds slowed in February, with most funds posting lower gains compared to January.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:54am EST

Transition, sequestration, furloughs, and more

Career expert and author John Grobe, Federal News Radio's Julia Ziegler, and Federal Times senior writer Stephen Losey will discuss sequestration and other issues affecting federal workers.
February 27, 2013

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 08:01pm EST
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Sequestration and its impact on you

Washington attorney John Mahoney, and Federal Times writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly answer your questions about sequestration and furloughs.
February 20, 2013

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 08:04pm EST
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Where to live in retirement and when to go

Gerontology professor and NITP presenter Dr. Michael Creedon answers your retirement questions.
February 18, 2013

Monday - 02/18/2013, 11:26pm EST
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22,001 reasons for cash stash

Most financial gurus recommend we all have an emergency cash stash for a rainy day. For federal workers and federal contractors, that could be sooner rather than later thanks to possible furloughs and a tidal wave of retirements, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 02:00am EST

Furloughs vs. buyouts

Are you sick of hearing the F-word coming out of Washington? Would you offer yourself up as buyout bait? If the answer to either is yes, check out Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's Federal Report for the latest forecast.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 02:00am EST
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