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Military-style personnel system could smooth path to next-generation workforce

Retired Navy Adm. John Harvey, a former commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command and currently the secretary of of Veterans and Defense Affairs for the Commonwealth of Virginia, said too much civilian workforce planning is left to chance. A more structured approach and funding would make a huge difference, he said.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 04:04pm EDT
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Recruiting, retention key to bucking federal retirement trends

A reverse retirement wave is challenging chief human capital officers to rethink how they plan their workforce in FY 2020 and beyond. Two agencies -- one large, one medium -- described how to find success in one of the most important parts of that planning process: Building and maintaining a fluid pipeline of incoming and outgoing career employees.

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:00am EDT
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Answers to your questions about long term care insurance

Joan Melanson, director of program promotion for Long Term Care Partners, joins host Mike Causey to discuss why feds should enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 29, 2015

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Sean McCalley, Producer, Federal News Radio

Sixty-five percent of federal employees who are eligible retire choose to stay on the job, according to a Federal News Radio survey. The workforce is growing older, but holding off on retirement actually makes financial sense for many employees. As part of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave: Planning for a Workforce that's Aging in Place, Federal News Radio's Sean McCalley talked to Kim Weaver, the director of external affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. She's also putting off her last day to work and explains the financial reasons why many others do the same.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 04:16pm EDT

Feds ride the money, benefits wave longer than expected

For many federal employees, retiring well after they become eligible makes more sense than retiring the minute they reach that benchmark. As part of Federal News Radio's special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, Kim Weaver, the director of External Affairs for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, explains her decision to hold off on jumping straight into life after federal service.

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:55am EDT

Time to start planning new retirement reality

The so-called "retirement wave" isn't coming. But a dramatically different workforce challenge is coming fast.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 04:49am EDT

Rehired annuitants help bridge agency skills gaps, but are they enough?

Agencies' succession and next-generation training plans are unfocused, thanks to hiring freezes and budget cuts. Mission-critical projects pop up, but departments lack the workforce expertise to see them through when long-time federal employees retire. In part 2 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we examine how some agencies are turning to reemployed annuitants for help navigating the rough waters.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:04am EDT
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Feds choose to stay longer, creating new retirement bubble

The retirement tsunami has long been the "boogeyman" of federal HR managers -- that baby boomers would be leaving the civil service in droves as they became eligible for retirement. An exclusive Federal News Radio survey reveals that something else may be going on. In part 1 of our special report, The Reverse Retirement Wave, we explore why federal employees are opting to stay on the job longer even though they are eligible to retire.

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 02:00am EDT

Understanding financial literacy

NITP federal benefits specialist Ray Kirk joins co-hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan to discuss what you can do to improve your financial literacy.
April 27, 2014

Monday - 04/27/2015, 06:24pm EDT
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TSP board defends delays in cyber fixes

Participants in the Thrift Savings Plan might not like to hear their accounts don't have all the recommended cybersecurity protections they need. But the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is taking its insider threat security development so seriously, it's putting its own cybersecurity testers through the ringer.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 01:55pm EDT
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Fed Fear Factor: Back to the Future

Feds beware. Everything old -- whether it's good or bad -- can be new again, warns Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 03:00am EDT

TSP's Weaver: Monthly meeting 'a tale of two auditors'

The chief accountant for the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration says the Thrift Savings Plan board lags in doing security tests on the TSP's network. Kim Weaver is Director of External Affairs at the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Board isn't avoiding doing the tests, and there are a couple of kinds of tests the Board will run.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 04:47pm EDT
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CSRS people: Endangered species?

If there were an endangered species list for occupations, more than 300,000 federal workers would be on it. Senior correspondent Mike Causey has tracked them down.

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:00am EDT

Estate planning missteps and how to avoid them

Attorney Megan Schaeffer and Certified Financial Planner Karen Schaeffer join host Bob Leins to discuss what happens when you don't create an estate plan for your family.
April 20, 2015

Monday - 04/20/2015, 07:10pm EDT
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Your TSP: Is there action after retirement?

Many retirees with Thrift Savings Plan accounts wonder why they can't continue to invest in it. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey has the answer.

Friday - 04/17/2015, 03:00am EDT

Answers to your questions about long term care insurance

Joan Melanson, director of program promotion for Long Term Care Partners, joins host Mike Causey to discuss why feds should enroll in the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.
April 15, 2015

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 05:09pm EDT
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Long-term care: Who, when, why?

Death and taxes are inevitable and not particularly fun to contemplate. But have you given any thought to long-term care? asks Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. That can be scary too.

Wednesday - 04/15/2015, 03:00am EDT

The millionaires (TSP) among you

Who are the feds who have $1 million or more in their Thrift Savings Plans? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it could be that person sitting next to you in your carpool.

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 06:02am EDT

The top 6 financial planning questions

Joe Sullender, managing director/Investments for the Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, and host Bob Leins answer the most-asked financial planning questions.
April 13, 2015

Monday - 04/13/2015, 05:46pm EDT
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Who's the TSP's $4 million mystery man/woman?

Having a $1 million nest egg is something that a lot of federal and postal workers have learned is possible through investing smartly in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts. A growing number of them (4,167 to be precise) now have million-dollar-plus account balances, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.

Monday - 04/13/2015, 02:59am EDT
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