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Feds and Turkeys Facing Same Fall Fate?

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.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 02:00am EDT

Debt deal's initial savings just 'first bite of the apple'

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.

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 12:35pm EDT
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Pay, pensions, premiums: So many horrible options, so little time

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?

Friday - 07/29/2011, 02:00am EDT

TSP board assures Congress of G Fund's status

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.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 08:17am EDT

DoD board recommends military retirement overhaul

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.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 05:11pm EDT

How the debt crisis could affect you, the federal employee

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

Monday - 07/25/2011, 06:29pm EDT
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SSA budget forces overtime cuts

The Social Security Administration will close its field offices 30 minutes early, in an effort to save money on overtime.

Friday - 07/22/2011, 04:16pm EDT

Most feds stick to TSP automatic enrollment

Tom Trabucco, the director of External Affairs at the Thrift Savings Plan, gave Federal News Radio an update on TSP's automatic enrollment plan.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:09pm EDT
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What to consider when cashing out TSP

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.

Friday - 07/15/2011, 04:22pm EDT
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TSP automatic enrollment explained

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.

Monday - 07/11/2011, 04:56pm EDT
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9 out of 10 TSP funds down in June

Table of TSP June returns.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 02:41pm EDT

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
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