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Friday Morning Federal Newscast - July 1, 2011

USPS cancels bonuses for executives, officers and administrative staff.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 07:45am EDT

Congress coming after federal slackers

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.

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:01am EDT

Overpaid Feds? Uncle Sam Doesn't Do Retail

How many hamburger flippers, box-store greeters and grocery store baggers does Uncle Sam employ? Short answer, not too many which Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says may explain while federal salaries are bigger than in many sections of the private sector.

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 04:00am EDT

Small savings key for TSP retirement goals

Giving up small purchases on a daily basis can mean big savings for your retirement, according to Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:26pm EDT
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Could pay and benefits cuts be good?

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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HR University brings training to the 21st century

Kathryn Medina, the executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, spearheaded the first Federal Human Resources HR University and helped develop a framework for HR University. She is a 2011 Causey Award winner.

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 09:08am EDT
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How to make your TSP pay you

Someday you'll want to take money out of your TSP. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, for tips on reversing the flow of cash.

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:38pm EDT
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Federal pay, benefits in question

Congress is mulling a number of bills that could significantly change federal employees' pay and benefits. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose asked Tammy Flanagan, Senior benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, to explain the potential impact.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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OPM, OMB cap bonuses for feds

The administration has capped the amount federal agencies can spend on performance awards for employees.

Monday - 06/13/2011, 02:26pm EDT

Trading can help, hurt your TSP

Fiddling around with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account too much could hurt your wallet. Federal News Radio spoke with Tom Trabucco, director of external affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, about problems that could arise.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:02pm EDT
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Federal employee's guide to the known and unknown benefits universe

NITP presenters Bob Braunstein and James Marshall will answer your questions about Social Security, the TSP, and other federal benefits programs.
May 23, 2011

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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Federal retirement benefits on the chopping block

Host Debra Roth is joined by Federal News Radio's Mike Causey, NARFE Legislative Director Dan Adcock, and World at Work's Lenny Sanicola to talk about pending legislation in Congress that would change retirement benefits for federal workers.
May 20, 2011

Friday - 05/20/2011, 08:24pm EDT
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Analysis: Will the pension contribution hike pass?

NARFE legislative director Dan Adcock, Federal Times editor Steve Watkins and senior reporter Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about legislation pending in Congress that affects your pay and retirement benefits.
May 18, 2011

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:18pm EDT
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Your Threat Level: Pretty Darn High!

The all-important pay and benefits package of federal and postal workers, and retirees, is under attack as never before. And while it is way too soon to panic, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you need to run down a checklist to see where things are. We've got a team of experts standing by.

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:00am EDT

Beseiged Feds: Shelter-in-Place or Take Off?

The way things are going on Capitol Hill, federal and postal workers seem to have only one of two choices, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey: they can retire before things get worse or decide to shelter in place because they may get worse yet.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 04:00am EDT

Umbrella policies and property casualty insurance

Edward Jones Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner John Jilek joins hosts Bob Leins and John Elliott to talk about how to plan for your retirement.
May 16, 2011

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:43am EDT
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How to take advantage of Roth TSP option

Ed Zurndorfer, registered employee benefit consultant, explains who and how to take advantage of the Roth option.

Friday - 05/13/2011, 04:25pm EDT
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TSP loans can help with college expenses

If you're still looking ahead to paying for that education, you might get some help from your Thrift Savings Plan account.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 05:46pm EDT
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FAQ on new Roth TSP

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Executive Director Greg Long, and Tom Trabucco, the board's Director of External Affairs, will answer questions about your TSP, including any questions you may have about the new Roth TSP option.
April 25, 2011 (Encore presentation May 30, 2011)

Monday - 04/25/2011, 09:05pm EDT
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For FERS Folks: the Money Decision

Most federal investors are smart enough to be actively participating in the Thrift Savings Plan, but how much of their biweekly check should they earmark for the federal 401(k) plan? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asked a pro and got some interesting answers.

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 04:00am EDT
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