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Retirement News

Important financial considerations for women and for charitable donations

Certified Financial Planner Kristina Sturgis discusses financial planning issues related to retirement.
October 8, 2012

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:17pm EDT
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Federal retirements continue to exceed expectations

For three months in a row, the number of federal retirements has exceeded what the Office of Personnel Management projected. OPM estimated it would receive 7,000 retirement claims in September. The actual number of claims the personnel agency received was 11,952.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:56am EDT

$hrinking buyouts: An offer you can't refuse?

Do you have something that is shrinking with age? If you are with the Postal Service, its the size of your buyouts, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. They are getting smaller all the time. Is this a trend feds in other agencies need to watch? Is it the precursor of an offer you can't refuse.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Phased retirement, postal buyouts, VA problems

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller and Federal Times Senior Writers Stephen Losey and Sean Reilly join host Mike Causey to talk about phased retirements, sequestration and more.
October 3, 2012

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 07:19pm EDT
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Pay or pension: Back to the future

Two years into a three-year pay freeze, thousands of retirement-eligible feds are doing the math and concluding that maybe they would be better off retired and getting inflation adjustments rather than working at their 2010 salary rate, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. So what's in it for you?

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 02:00am EDT

Roth TSP now open to active-duty servicemembers

As of Monday, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now participate in the Roth Thrift Savings Plan option.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 09:18am EDT

USPS agrees to buyout plan with postal workers union

The service will offer $15,000 incentive that would be paid out over two installments to retirement-eligible employees.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Work and entrepreneurship in retirement

Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan welcome Michael Creedon, DSW, into the studio. Michael is a gerontologist with over 30 years of experience in improving programs and services for the elderly.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 12:06pm EDT
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Retirement, sequestration, and more

NARFE Director of Benefit Services David Snell and Steve Watkins and Sean Reilly of the Federal Times will talk about issues that could affect your retirement.
September 19, 2012

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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OPM digging out of retirement-claims backlog, but much work remains

OPM made changes to successfully chip away at an ongoing inadequacy, but the progress came after years of complaints from retired federal employees and urgings from lawmakers. Federal News Radio speaks with David Snell, director of retirement services for the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association as part of the special report, The Obama Impact: Evaluating the Last Four Years.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:48am EDT
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Retirement Lite

Unless you get a better job offer or die first, odds are you will probably retire from the federal government. And that can be a very good deal, Senior Correspodent Mike Causey says. But the start of the so-called Golden Years can be rough on your standard of living.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 02:00am EDT

Pay and Benefits Tracker

Congress is turning to federal pay and benefits to find cost savings. To sort out all the proposals for you, Federal News Radio compiled a list of the bills that could affect your compensation. This list will be updated regularly with status changes and the addition of new bills.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:09am EDT

No pay raise but maybe a COLA?

What's the difference between a pay raise for active-duty federal workers and a cost-of-living adjustment for retirees and Social Security beneficiaries? This time around it's about 1.38 percent, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. So who's the winner?

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 02:00am EDT

Pay freeze/pay cut/tax hike - then it gets worse!

Looking for something to take your mind off the pending pay freeze extension? If so, consider the prospect of higher taxes, lower take-home pay and higher health insurance premiums, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 02:00am EDT

Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of insolvency, congressional investigators say in a new report.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 11:04am EDT

Few retired feds cash in on dual compensation

Among six federal agencies surveyed, few are using a defense waiver allowing partially retired workers to collect a salary and their full pension benefit, a new Government Accountability Office report says.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 04:01pm EDT

Disability and disability benefits

Lester Austin, public affairs specialist at the Social Security Administration, explains the disability application process and answer your questions about benefits.
September 10, 2012

Monday - 09/10/2012, 07:15pm EDT
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Young, healthy, idealistic and unemployed

Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Has the long-feared retirement tsunami hit the federal government? And if so, could the so- called brain drain be a career life-saver for tens of thousands of unemployed or under employed millennials?

Monday - 09/10/2012, 02:00am EDT

Last hired, first fired: Where are you in line?

If Uncle Sam really drives off the sequestration cliff in January, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Do you have a job parachute?

Friday - 09/07/2012, 02:00am EDT

Retirement claims hit highest level since January

Federal employees submitted nearly 9,000 retirement claims in August - more than in any other month besides January, which typically sees a wave of feds taking retirement. The Office of Personnel Management received 8,973 retirement claims in August, nearly a thousand more than it projected. The agency processed 11,896 claims, also surpassing its goals.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 05:50pm EDT
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